Information about mint: Perth Mint

Perth Mint (1899 - present)

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.

Coins struck by: Perth Mint (110)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
United Kingdom 1899 Sovereign 1899 690,992 Letter P
United Kingdom 1899 Half Sovereign 1899 1 Letter P
United Kingdom 1900 Sovereign 1900 1,866,089 Letter P
United Kingdom 1900 Half Sovereign 1900 119,376 Letter P
United Kingdom 1901 Sovereign 1901 2,889,333 Letter P
United Kingdom 1901 Half Sovereign 1901 unknown Letter P
United Kingdom 1902 Sovereign 1902 4,289,122 Letter P
United Kingdom 1903 Sovereign 1903 4,674,783 Letter P
United Kingdom 1904 Sovereign 1904 4,506,756 Letter P
United Kingdom 1904 Half Sovereign 1904 60,030 Letter P
United Kingdom 1905 Sovereign 1905 4,876,193 Letter P
United Kingdom 1906 Sovereign 1906 4,829,817 Letter P
United Kingdom 1906 Half Sovereign 1906 1 Letter P
United Kingdom 1907 Sovereign 1907 4,972,289 Letter P
United Kingdom 1908 Sovereign 1908 4,875,617 Letter P
United Kingdom 1908 Half Sovereign 1908 24,668 Letter P
United Kingdom 1909 Sovereign 1909 4,524,241 Letter P
United Kingdom 1909 Half Sovereign 1909 44,022 Letter P
United Kingdom 1910 Sovereign 1910 4,690,625 Letter P
United Kingdom 1911 Sovereign 1911 4,373,165 Letter P
United Kingdom 1911 Half Sovereign 1911 130,373 Letter P
United Kingdom 1912 Sovereign 1912 4,278,144 Letter P
United Kingdom 1913 Sovereign 1913 4,635,287 Letter P
United Kingdom 1914 Sovereign 1914 4,815,996 Letter P
United Kingdom 1915 Sovereign 1915 4,373,596 Letter P
United Kingdom 1915 Half Sovereign 1915 136,219 Letter P
United Kingdom 1916 Sovereign 1916 4,096,771 Letter P
United Kingdom 1917 Sovereign 1917 4,110,286 Letter P
United Kingdom 1918 Sovereign 1918 3,812,884 Letter P
United Kingdom 1918 Half Sovereign 1918 unknown Letter P
United Kingdom 1919 Sovereign 1919 2,995,216 Letter P
United Kingdom 1920 Sovereign 1920 2,421,196 Letter P
United Kingdom 1921 Sovereign 1921 2,314,360 Letter P
Australia 1922 Penny 1922 3,168,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1922 Sovereign 1922 2,298,884 Letter P
United Kingdom 1923 Sovereign 1923 2,124,154 Letter P
United Kingdom 1924 Sovereign 1924 1,464,416 Letter P
United Kingdom 1925 Sovereign 1925 1,837,901 Letter P
United Kingdom 1926 Sovereign 1926 1,313,578 Letter P
United Kingdom 1927 Sovereign 1927 1,383,544 Letter P
United Kingdom 1928 Sovereign 1928 1,333,417 Letter P
United Kingdom 1929 Sovereign 1929 1,606,625 Letter P
United Kingdom 1930 Sovereign 1930 1,915,352 Letter P
United Kingdom 1931 Sovereign 1931 1,173,568 Letter P
Australia 1940 Penny 1940 1,113,600 K.G
Australia 1941 Penny 1941 12,794,000 K.G
Australia 1942 Penny 1942 12,244,800 Y.
Australia 1942 Halfpenny 1942 4,334,400 Y.
Australia 1943 Penny 1943 33,086,400 Y.
Australia 1943 Halfpenny 1943 unknown Y.
Australia 1944 Penny 1944 27,830,000 Y.
Australia 1945 Penny 1945 15,172,800 Y.
Australia 1945 Halfpenny 1945 3,033,600 Y.
Australia 1946 Shilling 1946 1,316,000 · SHILLING ·
Australia 1946 Halfpenny 1946 13,747,200 Y.
Australia 1947 Penny 1947 4,490,400 Y.
Australia 1947 Halfpenny 1947 9,292,800 Y.
Australia 1948 Penny 1948 1,534,000 Y.
Australia 1948 Halfpenny 1948 25,552,800 Y.
Australia 1949 Halfpenny 1949 22,310,400 Y.
Australia 1950 Penny 1950 21,488,000 Y.
Australia 1950 Halfpenny 1950 12,014,400 Y.
Australia 1951 Penny 1951 12,888,000 Y.
Australia 1951 Halfpenny 1951 29,422,080 No mint mark
Australia 1952 Penny 1952 45,514,000 AUSTRALIA.
Australia 1952 Halfpenny 1952 1,831,680 A.
Australia 1953 Penny 1953 6,202,816 AUSTRALIA.
Australia 1953 Halfpenny 1953 23,967,376 A.
Australia 1954 Halfpenny 1954 21,962,880 Y.
Australia 1955 Penny 1955 11,109,901 Y.
Australia 1955 Halfpenny 1955 9,343,021 No mint mark
Australia 1956 Penny 1956 12,121,417 Y.
Australia 1957 Penny 1957 15,979,112 Y.
Australia 1958 Penny 1958 14,429,028 Y.
Australia 1959 Penny 1959 14,429,030 Y.
Australia 1960 Penny 1960 20,516,230 Y.
Australia 1960 Halfpenny 1960 17,812,870 Y.
Australia 1961 Penny 1961 30,608,240 Y.
Australia 1961 Halfpenny 1961 20,184,080 Y.
Australia 1962 Penny 1962 34,852,664 Y.
Australia 1962 Halfpenny 1962 10,259,624 Y.
Australia 1963 Penny 1963 10,259,660 Y.
Australia 1963 Halfpenny 1963 16,411,300 Y.
Australia 1964 Penny 1964 54,590,401 Y.
Australia 1964 Halfpenny 1964 18,230,401 Y.
Australia 1966 Two Cents 1966 217,735,000 No mint mark
Australia 1966 One Cent 1966 26,620,000 No mint mark
Australia 1967 Two Cents 1967 73,250,000 No mint mark
Australia 1968 Two Cents 1968 16,995,000 No mint mark
Australia 1973 Two Cents 1973 26,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1974 Two Cents 1974 86,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1975 Two Cents 1975 67,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1976 Two Cents 1976 50,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1977 Two Cents 1977 30,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1978 Two Cents 1978 40,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1979 Two Cents 1979 40,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1980 Two Cents 1980 40,000,000 No mint mark
Australia 1981 Two Cents 1981 81,800,000 No mint mark
Australia 1982 Two Cents 1982 40,400,000 No mint mark
Australia 1983 Two Cents 1983 20,700,000 No mint mark
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Mint Marks used by: 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.