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Coin: Penny 1961
Description

A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D: + The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA. The reverse features a kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY. ; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1961 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

The dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for the Perth Mint on this issue.

Perth Mint sold pre-decimal proof coins to collectors between 1955 and 1963.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny - Kangaroo
Year1961 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage30,608,240 (30.6 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Perth Mint 30,608,240 (30.6 million) Dot after Y
MaterialBronze DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.4500
Obverse

Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D: The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.

Obverse inscription + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:
Reverse

Kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY. ; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1961 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA 1961 PENNY

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list circulation mintage of 30,607,000 plus 1,040 proofs.
Renniks 1965 lists circulation mintage of 30,607,200 plus 1,040 proofs.

Penny 1961: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 1,040 (included in main number)
Penny 1961: Photos
Penny 1961: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1961
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1961
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Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1961: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1961
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1961
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1961: Photo Australia 1961(p) penny
Australia 1961(p) penny
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Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1961: Photo Australia 1961(p) penny
Australia 1961(p) penny
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1961: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 56
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesB76
Australian Coin ChartP79
Penny 1961: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Varieties Proof
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Penny 1961: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1961(p) Elizabeth II Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1961: Some useful external links
Australia 1961(p) penny - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1961
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