The Australian Penny


Prior to 1911 British currency was the official penny of the realm for Australians. The period from 1911 through to 1964 was the era when the Australian penny was the smallest whole unit coin produced. In Australian they were first minted in bronze with some pennies also made from copper.

The first few years of Australian currency saw it's pennies minted in other Commonwealth territories. Though there were mints operating in Australia they could not process the bronze required to mint such a low denomination. London or India was the manufacturing site for these coins from 1911 to 1918.

In 1964 the last Australian penny was minted. Soon after Imperial currency would be superseded by the decimal currency still in use today.

An Australian penny is now the realm of the coin collector. They can range in value from a few cents up to over a million dollars. This gives them a wide scope for both the novice coin enthusiast and the avid Australian collector.

On this site we take a look at these coins while providing current listings related to the Australian penny on eBay.

AUSTRALIA 1975 5 CENT ERROR RARE DOUBLE STRIKE TWIN ECHIDNA UNC -FINEST EXAMPLE

AUSTRALIA 1975 5 CENT ERROR RARE DOUBLE STRIKE TWIN ECHIDNA UNC -FINEST EXAMPLE

$47,022.25
Australia1of rarest Indian Die1920 penny dot over top scrl clipped planchet unc

Australia1of rarest Indian Die1920 penny dot over top scrl clipped planchet unc

$16,244.05
WOW PERTH MINT PROOF SET 1956 TO 1962 PENNY & HALF PENNY VERY RARE

WOW PERTH MINT PROOF SET 1956 TO 1962 PENNY & HALF PENNY VERY RARE

$15,346.35
AUSTRALIA: ERROR 1997 PROOF SET ***1 FINGER SALUTE 20 CENT***1 FULL CLAW ONLY

AUSTRALIA: ERROR 1997 PROOF SET ***1 FINGER SALUTE 20 CENT***1 FULL CLAW ONLY

$4,702.23
Australian  Penny 1925 PCGS AU50  graded Coin Australia Rare Key Date Broken N

Australian Penny 1925 PCGS AU50 graded Coin Australia Rare Key Date Broken N

$3,206.06
1915H Australian Penny 1d,  High Grade Coin,  NGC MS63 BN

1915H Australian Penny 1d, High Grade Coin, NGC MS63 BN

$2,992.33
Australian  Penny 1919 Dot Below  PCGS AU58 AUNC graded Coin Rare Spur N Variety

Australian Penny 1919 Dot Below PCGS AU58 AUNC graded Coin Rare Spur N Variety

$2,992.33
1958 M Australia Proof Penny- Pcgs Pr65Rd- Rare In this grade

1958 M Australia Proof Penny- Pcgs Pr65Rd- Rare In this grade

$2,650.35
1964 Australian Half Penny PCGS Graded MS66RB GEM Uncirculated 1 2d FINEST KNOWN

1964 Australian Half Penny PCGS Graded MS66RB GEM Uncirculated 1 2d FINEST KNOWN

$2,564.00
1964 Australian Half Penny PCGS Graded MS65RD GEM Uncirculated 1 2d FINEST KNOWN

1964 Australian Half Penny PCGS Graded MS65RD GEM Uncirculated 1 2d FINEST KNOWN

$2,564.00
1961 Australia Half Penny PCGS Graded MS65RD GEM Uncirculated 1 2d FINEST KNOWN

1961 Australia Half Penny PCGS Graded MS65RD GEM Uncirculated 1 2d FINEST KNOWN

$2,564.00
Australia,  1957 Perth Proof Penny - PCGS PR66RD

Australia, 1957 Perth Proof Penny - PCGS PR66RD

$2,479.36
1926 M&S NGC UNC DETAILS ALTERED COLOR AUSTRALIA PENNY ME29

1926 M&S NGC UNC DETAILS ALTERED COLOR AUSTRALIA PENNY ME29

$2,150.00
Australia 1966 Wavy Baseline 20 cent coin - Platypus - About Uncirculated (aUNC)

Australia 1966 Wavy Baseline 20 cent coin - Platypus - About Uncirculated (aUNC)

$2,137.38
Australia,  1915(h) One Penny,  George V - Uncirculated

Australia, 1915(h) One Penny, George V - Uncirculated

$1,923.64
Australia Penny 1946  NGC AU53  AUNC  Graded Rare Key Date  Australian Coin

Australia Penny 1946 NGC AU53 AUNC Graded Rare Key Date Australian Coin

$1,880.89
EXTREMELY RARE FLAWED 1964 AUSTRALIAN PENNY

EXTREMELY RARE FLAWED 1964 AUSTRALIAN PENNY

$1,795.00
$2,564.85
1962 Y. Australian Half Penny PCGS Graded MS65RD Choice Uncirculated 1 2d RED!!!

1962 Y. Australian Half Penny PCGS Graded MS65RD Choice Uncirculated 1 2d RED!!!

$1,709.05
Proof - 1959 M - Half Penny & Penny Proof Set - SCARCE !!

Proof - 1959 M - Half Penny & Penny Proof Set - SCARCE !!

$1,705.63
Great-Britain 1729 NGC PF64BN Half Penny *Rare Early Proof* Peck-832

Great-Britain 1729 NGC PF64BN Half Penny *Rare Early Proof* Peck-832

$1,695.00