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1912-H Half Penny

George V

Australia

1912-H Half Penny Reverse1912-H Half Penny Obverse Mintage2,400,000Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.04
In 1912 the Heaton a facility that produces coinsmint struck 2.4 million half pennies for Australia featuring the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmark H below the lower scroll on the The tails side of the coinreverse.


Mintmark of the 1912 Heaton mint half penny.


The year is reasonably common, though like the 1911 (learn more), most A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint 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 roll though the 1912 examples tended to grade higher, right up to MS66! Also like the 1911 half penny (learn more), the The heads side of the coinobverse is often softly struck up precluding higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint 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 lustre is usually quite intense making it easy to recognize a softly struck A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state example.
Softly struck 1912 half penny
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 (learn more), the cross on the orb is quite well defined.

The Heaton a facility that produces coinsmint also produced a A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimen strike in 1912 (learn more).
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