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Australia Penny  1938 to Date
Australia Penny 1938 to Date

Like all British coins, the reigning monarch appears on the obverse (the 'heads' side). King George VI appears in our picture, but your coin might be different. Queen Elizabeth appears after 1952.

Except for the penny dated 1946, all Australian pennies in this series are worth face value or somewhat more when old and in excellent condition. Here are some catalog values for all coins except as noted below:

PENNY 1938 TO 1953 (EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $15

PENNY 1954 TO DATE
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $4

The circulated 1942 specimen in our example might sell for $3 or $10 US dollars because it is in nice shape and has acquired some attractive blue toning. Some collectors (like me!) really enjoy toned coins and are willing to pay a little more to get them.

Now if you had a 1946 Australian penny, you have the *king* of the series. These coins catalog for $40 even in worn condition, and climb above $200 in well preserved condition. Here is a lists of the 'good dates' that are worth premium values, but only in well preserved or fully uncirculated condtion.

1940: $20 in well preserved condition
1941: $15 well preserved
1946: $275 well preserved

If you have a well preserved or fully uncirculated coin dated before 1953, get a coin catalog or take it to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer. There are several subtle varieties of these coins, and some can be valuable. For instance, a 1943 'without I' variety catalogs at $25 in well preserved condition. Such varieties are beyond the scope of CoinQuest, but it may be worth your while to thoroughly check out your coin.

Coin: 6735 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mike, Thu, 03-Feb-2011 12:55:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Dec-2013 22:25:03 GMT
Updated by Chris - Appraisal OK, Mon, 20-Oct-2014 02:54:55 GMT
Requester description: 1943 GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND :IMP
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Comments

I have a 1946 Australian penny and its in uncirculated condition how much is it worth? - Emma
The catalogs say '$1400 to $2200 US dollars' for the 1946 penny in uncirculated condition. Looking at actual sales, a coin was sold for about $1100 at auction this month. Beware of counterfeits! The coin shown on this page is fake. So is the coin on this page. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have the 1943 Australia penny with me in PNG.
Samuel - samuel william
1 penny 1943 is a common year the price is on the upper text . - CoinQuest (Andrei)

I need help trying to locate just exactly what it is that I have I'm not sure if it's a lighter or what it may be.... also wondering if it were real or of any value.. 1943 penny on the back side it has a kangaroo and I think it has 2 little letters if I remember correctly I think it is kt or k? On the front side it has a man's face facing left then on around the top edge it has a bunch of letters all capital letters can any one plz help me? It kinda looks like it's possibly a lighter or I'm not sure I have pictures of it also if any one would like - Dewey langford
Hi Dewey -- We cannot answer your inquiry from the comments. It sounds like a normal penny, but if you think it is a different coin, please fill out our questionnaire by clicking the 'Free Appraisal' link. The questionnaire will give us enough information to properly identify and evaluate your coin. It will also enter your coin into our searchable database, so other people will be able view your results as well. -- If you want to send pictures, start an e-mail exchange using the 'Contact' button at the top of the home page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1944 Australian Penny here, in a clip seal bag (never opened) and taped to a piece of paper stating its a birthday coin. It appears completely undamaged and in essentially press condition. How much would it be worth? - Josh
Hey Josh -- aside from the value stated above, it sounds like you have a novelty item made to give as a gift. It doesn't really add any value to the coin itself, unfortunately. - CoinQuest (Todd)

could there be anything else to it? Like on the other side? Because I haven't checked it. If there is, what should I look for? (First time doing this) - Josh
As long as you don't mind destroying the packaging which, by the way, adds nothing to the coin's value, carefully remove the coin without touching the surfaces with your fingers. Handle collector coins only by the edge, preferably while wearing white cotton gloves. If your coin is indeed in fully uncirculated condition with no distracting marks or problems, the catalog value can approach $15 USD. - CoinQuest (Paul)

So basically the coin's worth $15 uncirculated? - Josh
around 15 US dollars for coin in uncirculated condition - CoinQuest (Andrei)

  

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