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Australia 1921 (M) Penny (Indian Obverse)

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:8,211,660 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 B - Birmingham
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:177 teeth
Mint mark: None
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
1
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$1
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$2
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$3
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$4
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
2
 
$5
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$10
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$20
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
3
 
$30
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
3
 
$50
+
NGC
4
 
PCGS
3
 
$75
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
3
 
$125
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
12
 
$150
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$200
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
 
 
$300
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
6
 
$600
+
NGC
4
 
PCGS
8
 
$1250
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
7
 
$2000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$3500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$7000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
Y
RB
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$75
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$100
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$150
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$175
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$400
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
 
 
$750
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$1500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
$2500
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
8
 
$4000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
$8000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$13500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
Y
R
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
"
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$400
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$750
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$1500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$2500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$4000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$8000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$13500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
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
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Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated February 2020
Notes:
The 1921 pennies struck by Melbourne Mint on unaltered Birmingham reverse dies were struck in 1922, as Melbourne did not have access to a fresh stock of Birmingham reverse hubs until these were sent from London in January, 1922.