1912-H Half Penny Reverse1912-H Half Penny ObverseMintage2,400,000Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1912-HDenominationHalf PennyVarietyGeorge VPrefixMSWeight5.6699991425Size25.5EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.0042Mintage2400000CompositionCopper97.0%0.9700000286Zinc2.5%0.0250000004Tin0.5%0.0049999999Copper0.9700000286Zinc0.0250000004Tin0.0049999999Bullion Value5cIn 1912 the Heaton a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck 2.4 million half pennies for Australia featuring the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmarkH below the lower scroll on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse.
H Mintmark of the 1912 Heaton mint half penny
The year is reasonably common, though like the 1911 1911 Half Penny986(learn more), most A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state examples originated from the Baldwin A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rollmint roll though the 1912 examples tended to grade higher, right up to MS66!(Population Report, 2014)619WebsitePopulation ReportAustraliaPCGS1/1/2014http://www.pcgs.com/pop/detail.aspx?c=50279/15/2014 3:33:23 PM Also like the 1911 half penny 1911 Half Penny986(learn more), the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse is often softly struck up precluding higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades in particular around the 2nd set of pearls in George V's crown. Care should be taken not to confuse a softly struck piece with an otherwise worn example. As with other Heaton mint issues, The original reflectivity of a coinmint lustremint lustre is usually quite intense making it easy to recognize a softly struck A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state example.
Softly struck 1912 half penny
As can be seen in the above zoomed photo of a softly struck 1912 half penny's crown, the second set of pearls is quite flat but unlike the 1911 half penny 1911 Half Penny986(learn more), the cross on the orb is quite well defined.
The Heaton a facility that produces coinsmintmint also produced a A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen strike in 1912 1912-H Specimen Half Penny1626(learn more).