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Information about mint: Perth Mint

Mint namePerth Mint
LocationPerth, WA
CountryAustralia
Dates1899 -
Description

The Perth Mint played a central role in the development of Western Australia's gold industry. During the 19th century, three branches of the Royal Mint of London were established in the Australian colonies to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. The Sydney branch opened in 1855, the Melbourne branch in 1872 and the Perth branch on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia's Federation in 1901.

The Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint no longer operate, making the Perth Mint Australia's oldest currently operating mint.

Web sitehttp://www.perthmint.com.au/
Known mint marks of Perth Mint:
AUSTRALIA.

Dot after A in the word AUSTRALIA. Located on the reverse of Australian One Penny and Half Penny coins of the Kangaroo type (1937 - 1964). Used only in 1952 and 1953.

K.G

Known as "K.G Pennies": a dot between the initials of the designer ([George] Kruger Gray) on the reverse of Australian One Penny coins of the "Kangaroo" type (1937 - 1964). This mint mark was only used in 1940 and 1941.

Letter P

Letter P, located:
- under the monarch's effigy on the obverse of gold Sovereigns of the older St George type
- on the obverse of gold Sovereigns of the St George type: on the ground, below the horse's hoof and above the centre of the date

No mint mark

On some coins, the Perth Mint did not have a mint mark.

.SHILLING.

Dots located on the reverse of Australian One Shilling 1946 coins, before and after the word SHILLING. Only used in 1946.

Y.

A dot after the word PENNY on the reverse of Australian One Penny and Half Penny coins of the Kangaroo type (1937 - 1964). Used between 1942 and 1964.

110 coins minted at Perth Mint:
CountryCoinMintageMint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1899 690,992 (690992) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1899 1 (1) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1900 1,866,089 (1.9 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1900 119,376 (119376) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1901 2,889,333 (2.9 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1901 unknown Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1902 4,289,122 (4.3 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1903 4,674,783 (4.7 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1904 4,506,756 (4.5 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1904 60,030 (60030) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1905 4,876,193 (4.9 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1906 4,829,817 (4.8 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1906 1 (1) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1907 4,972,289 (5.0 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1908 4,875,617 (4.9 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1908 24,668 (24668) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1909 4,524,241 (4.5 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1909 44,022 (44022) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1910 4,690,625 (4.7 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1911 4,373,165 (4.4 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1911 130,373 (130373) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1912 4,278,144 (4.3 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1913 4,635,287 (4.6 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1914 4,815,996 (4.8 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1915 4,373,596 (4.4 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1915 136,219 (136219) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1916 4,096,771 (4.1 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1917 4,110,286 (4.1 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1918 3,812,884 (3.8 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1918 unknown Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1919 2,995,216 (3.0 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1920 2,421,196 (2.4 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1921 2,314,360 (2.3 million) Letter P
Australia Penny 1922 3,168,000 (3.2 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1922 2,298,884 (2.3 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1923 2,124,154 (2.1 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1924 1,464,416 (1.5 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1925 1,837,901 (1.8 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1926 1,313,578 (1.3 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1927 1,383,544 (1.4 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1928 1,333,417 (1.3 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1929 1,606,625 (1.6 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1930 1,915,352 (1.9 million) Letter P
United Kingdom Sovereign 1931 1,173,568 (1.2 million) Letter P
Australia Penny 1940 1,113,600 (1.1 million) K.G
Australia Penny 1941 12,794,000 (12.8 million) K.G
Australia Penny 1942 12,244,800 (12.2 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1942 4,334,400 (4.3 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1943 33,086,400 (33.1 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1943 unknown Y.
Australia Penny 1944 27,830,000 (27.8 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1945 15,172,800 (15.2 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1945 3,033,600 (3.0 million) Y.
Australia Shilling 1946 1,316,000 (1.3 million) .SHILLING.
Australia Halfpenny 1946 13,747,200 (13.7 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1947 4,490,400 (4.5 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1947 9,292,800 (9.3 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1948 1,534,000 (1.5 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1948 25,552,800 (25.6 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1949 22,310,400 (22.3 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1950 21,488,000 (21.5 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1950 12,014,400 (12.0 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1951 12,888,000 (12.9 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1951 29,422,080 (29.4 million) No mint mark
Australia Penny 1952 45,514,000 (45.5 million) AUSTRALIA.
Australia Halfpenny 1952 1,831,680 (1.8 million) A.
Australia Penny 1953 6,202,816 (6.2 million) AUSTRALIA.
Australia Halfpenny 1953 23,967,376 (24.0 million) A.
Australia Halfpenny 1954 21,962,880 (22.0 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1955 11,109,901 (11.1 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1955 9,343,021 (9.3 million) No mint mark
Australia Penny 1956 12,121,417 (12.1 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1957 15,979,112 (16.0 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1958 14,429,028 (14.4 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1959 14,429,030 (14.4 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1960 20,516,230 (20.5 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1960 17,812,870 (17.8 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1961 30,608,240 (30.6 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1961 20,184,080 (20.2 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1962 34,852,664 (34.9 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1962 10,259,624 (10.3 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1963 10,259,660 (10.3 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1963 16,411,300 (16.4 million) Y.
Australia Penny 1964 54,590,401 (54.6 million) Y.
Australia Halfpenny 1964 18,230,401 (18.2 million) Y.
Australia Two Cents 1966 217,735,000 (217.7 million) No mint mark
Australia One Cent 1966 26,620,000 (26.6 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1967 73,250,000 (73.3 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1968 16,995,000 (17.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1973 26,000,000 (26.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1974 86,000,000 (86.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1975 67,000,000 (67.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1976 50,000,000 (50.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1977 30,000,000 (30.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1978 40,000,000 (40.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1979 40,000,000 (40.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1980 40,000,000 (40.0 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1981 81,800,000 (81.8 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1982 40,400,000 (40.4 million) No mint mark
Australia Two Cents 1983 20,700,000 (20.7 million) No mint mark
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