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Australia 1920 (M) //. Penny (Indian Obverse)

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:Part 7,018,800 Estimate 7,003,800 Milling:Plain
Weight:9.45 grams Diameter:30.8 mm Composition:97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
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Wear
Obverse 2 - Indian (Calcutta)
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Wear
Reverse Cm - Calcutta (melbourne modified)
Designer: Sir (Edgar) Bertram Mackennal (Initials 'B.M.' raised on truncation)
Design:Left facing profile of George V
Legend:GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: •
Denticle Count:178 teeth
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
Designer: William Henry James Blakemore (no attribution)
Design:'ONE PENNY' surrounded by 90 beads contained within concentric circles
Legend:• COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA •
Denticle Count:179 teeth
Mint mark: //. (Dot below bottom scroll)
Characteristics:
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Value
BM
Ad
NP
8
Good
VG10
10
VG
F12
12
about F
F15
15
Fine
VF20
20
good F
VF25
25
about VF
VF30
30
Very Fine
VF35
35
good VF
EF40
40
about EF
EF45
45
Ext Fine
AU50
50
good EF
AU53
53
about Unc
AU55
58+
virt Unc
AU58
58-60
Uncirc
MS60
58-61
Uncirc
MS61
58-62
Uncirc
MS62
63-64
Choice Unc
MS63
64-65
near Gem
MS64
65-66
Gem
MS65
66-67
Gem
MS66
67-68
Gem
MS67
68
near Flaw
MS68
69
virt Flaw
MS69
70
Flawless
MS70
Proof
B
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
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NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$3
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
2
 
$5
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
3
 
$10
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$20
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
1
 
$30
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
3
 
$50
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
5
 
$60
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
3
 
$75
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
8
 
$100
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$125
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
3
 
$150
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
5
1
$200
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$400
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$500
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
6
 
$900
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NGC
1
 
PCGS
9
 
$1750
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NGC
 
 
PCGS
5
 
$2500
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NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$4000
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PCGS
 
 
$10000
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NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
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NGC
 
 
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-
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PCGS
 
 
$600
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$1000
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PCGS
 
 
$2000
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NGC
1
 
PCGS
2
 
$2750
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NGC
2
 
PCGS
7
 
$5000
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$10000
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$20000
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PCGS
 
 
$35000
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PCGS
 
 
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Y
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PCGS
 
 
$600
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$1000
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PCGS
 
 
$2000
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$2750
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$5000
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$10000
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$20000
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-
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Y
BM
Benchmark
Ad
Adjectival
NP
NGC/PCGS
Collectable grades
Does not exist by definition

Investment grades
-
Unlikely to exist

Aspirational grades
BV
Bullion or metal value

Not known in these grades
''
Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated February 2020
Notes:
The 1920 //. Penny with an Indian obverse constitutes the major Melbourne production of this date. It is evident that the Melbourne Mint altered the Calcutta reverse master that it employed, and this is the only one of the 1920 Penny varieties to show slight curvature to the base of letters in the reverse legend. This date is often poorly struck and it is sometimes difficult to see the '.' (dot) below the bottom scroll if the die has filled. Unfortunately it is also difficult to see the slight curvature on worn coins and so it can not always be relied upon to identify this type. An undetermined percentage on the 1920 //. pennies appear to be struck with flat based lettering and we are currently accumulating a statistical sample to determine if another variety should be recognised.