Quantities: Sheets, 1,659,878,080
Introduced into this series as part of the postal increase of the same date.
A relatively small issue of coils were produced from normal sheets as of July 1961, and
a special coil plate was issued in October, 1962. Like others, coil sheets were sold at
the post office.
replaced by the 5d green
Two dies were used to produce this denomination. Each appearing in
alternate rows of both coils and normal sheets.
In the booklets, top rows are type A, bottom row Type B, and the middle row is a type B
with a distorted A in Australia (type Ba).