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Australia 1920 (P?) .// Penny (Indian Obverse)

Mint:Perth ? Mintage:93,600 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 C - Calcutta
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 above top 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
$50
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$75
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
5
 
$125
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
6
 
$200
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
$250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
6
 
$350
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
7
 
$500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
$900
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$1250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$2500
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PCGS
1
 
$5000
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$10000
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$15000
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PCGS
1
 
$30000
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$50000
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NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
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$6000
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$12500
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$17500
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$30000
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$40000
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$60000
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N
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 Perth Mint struck its first pennies in 1921 on two 1920-dated reverse dies it received from the Sydney Mint, and there is strong circumstantial evidence that the coins struck were from dies that were marked with a '.' (dot) above the top scroll. W. J. Mullett in his publication "Australian Coinage. An Account of Particular Coins." relates that a mint worker remembers marking the experimental dies that were sent to Sydney with a series of small dots and that he had a vague recollection of a Perth Mark. It seems likely that the '.' (dot) above the top scroll mint mark was re-assigned by Sydney from its stock of experimental dies when it was asked to forward on dies to Perth so that it too could experiment with penny production. At that stage it was the only mint mark that had not been claimed exclusively by either the Melbourne or Sydney mints.

It is also likely that the Melbourne Mint tested all the 'experimental' dies for the varieties before they were sent to Sydney and subsequently Perth, as an example of the 1920 .// Penny was displayed at a Numismatic Society meeting in Melbourne in November 1920, along with an example of the 1920 'Plain' Penny, the 1920 .//. Penny and the 1920 /./ Penny. No mention is made as to whether the latter was an English or Indian obverse strike.