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Australia Penny and Half Penny  1911 to 1939
Australia Penny and Half Penny 1911 to 1939

Australia issued these coppers from 1911 to 1939. After that, kangaroos appear on the back of penny and half penny coins.

Most of the pre-39 pennies and half pennies are low in value. Below is a list of approximate catalog values for just about all the dates in the penny and half penny series. Special *better date* coins appear on this page after the common date values.

PENNIES (COMMON DATES BEFORE 1932)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $200

PENNIES (COMMON DATES AFTER 1931)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $100

HALF PENNIES (COMMON DATES BEFORE 1932)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $200

HALF PENNIES (COMMON DATES AFTER 1931)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $100

Use our Important Terminology page to gain an understanding of what 'catalog value' means. It is a weasel word.

While the catalog values above apply to most every coin you see, there are a few better dates that rise to decent values. Here is a list of the good dates with approximate values for coins in average circulated condition. If your coin does not appear in the list below it is a common date coin, use the lists above for value.

HALF PENNIES (BETTER DATES)
1914: $15
1915H: $75 (must have H mint mark)
1918: $20
1923: $3000
1924: $12

PENNIES (BETTER DATES)
1914: $10
1915: $10
1918: $10
1920: $10
1925: $200
1930: $10000

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

If you are really interested in these coins, you must get a good coin catalog or do specific research on the web to understand several nuances about these coins. A few dates have varieties that send value way up. For instance, a normal 1919 penny is worth about $3 in average circulated condition. But, if a 1919 penny has two dots, one above and one below the scroll, its value goes up to $125. That's not bad for a couple of almost-invisible dots. CoinQuest does not address varieties. That's a job for a good coin catalog.

Look, also, at the picture on the left. Someone tried to make a circulated coin look uncirculated by cleaning it with chemicals. Not only can you plainly see the wear on the coin, the chemicals have given it a hiddeous color. The value of that coin is down to zero. Knowledgable collectors will not buy cleaned coins.

Coin: 3629 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
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