1952 & 1952A Melbourne & Perth Mint Penny Pair - Uncirculated
The 1952 Australian Penny and was minted in both Melbourne (no mintmark) and Perth (A. or dot after the A in Australia mintmark).
This was the last year of the KGVI Australian Penny and last time 'IND:IMP' would appear.
Melbourne Mint: 21,240,000
Catalogue value: $55.00
Perth Mint: 12,408,000
Catalogue value: $50.00
These examples are in uncirculated grade, and retain amazing mint bloom.
The Australian penny was a small circulating denomination of the Australian Pound. It has the same dimensions and composition as the British pre-decimal penny, from which it is derived (for a time, the coins circulated in parallel and were interchangeable in Australia - but not in the United Kingdom; the currencies were fixed at par). It was worth one twelfth of an Australian shilling and 1/240 of an Australian pound.