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The 1925 Penny

As Australia's 3rd rarest copper Commonwealth coin, the 1925 penny is one of the most keenly sought coins in the entire Commonwealth series. Royal Mint records seem to indicate that it was struck quite late in 1925 to ensure there was no chance that Australian shop tills ran short of pennies over the 1925 Christmas break.

The desire to own a truly rare Australian coin can be an idle curiosity, a passing whimsy or an inexplicable drive. Most Commonwealth coin collectors first satisfy their compulsion by getting themselves a 1925 penny. Although it isn't anywhere near as rare as it's “big brother”, the 1930 penny, it is always one of the first key date Commonwealth coins that novice collectors acquire when starting off on their journey into Australian numismatics.

It can be obtained, even today, by careful searching... read more

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