1929 Half Penny Reverse1929 Half Penny ObverseMintage2,635,200Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1929DenominationHalf PennyVarietyGeorge VPrefixMSWeight5.6699991425Size25.5EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.0042Mintage2635200CompositionCopper97.0%0.9700000286Zinc2.5%0.0250000004Tin0.5%0.0049999999Copper0.9700000286Zinc0.0250000004Tin0.0049999999Bullion Value5cThe 1929 half penny is a comparatively scarce date when compared with the 1926 1926 Half Penny1011(learn more), 1927 1927 Half Penny1012(learn more) or later date half pennies and if considered in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state, it is by no means common. The reasonably sizable The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage of approximately 2.6 million pieces makes this year readily available in circulated grades but with only 25 examples certified in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state, the highest being an MS65RB (PCGS Population Report, 2011)120WebsitePCGS Population ReportAustraliaPCGS9/23/2011http://www.pcgs.com/pop/detail.aspx?c=25409/24/2011 1:41:51 AM, obtaining a A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state example of this coin will certainly require patience and reasonable funding.
The year is usually quite well struck up due to the refined minting process at the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint but the mass handling methods ensure the coin is usually covered in Fine surface marks caused by other coins scraping against themsurface hairlinessurface hairlines which averages the A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state examples down to MS63.
With 7 years of potential circulation before there was any incentive to hoard this coin, few examples have survived around the XF to AU range, most examples tending to be in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state or in lower circulated grades.
The Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint also produced a A proof or specimen strike intended to represent a circulation piece produced for mint recordsproof of recordproof of record strike in 1929 1929 Proof Half Penny1017(learn more).