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1929 Half Penny

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1929 Half Penny Reverse1929 Half Penny Obverse Mintage2,635,200Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.04
The 1929 half penny is a comparatively scarce date when compared with the 1926 (learn more), 1927 (learn more) or later date half pennies and if considered in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state, it is by no means common. The reasonably sizable The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintage 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 state, the highest being an MS65RB (PCGS Population Report, 2011), obtaining a A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint 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 coinsmint but the mass handling methods ensure the coin is usually covered in Fine surface marks caused by other coins scraping against themsurface hairlines which averages the A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint 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 state or in lower circulated grades.

The Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmint also produced a A proof or specimen strike intended to represent a circulation piece produced for mint recordsproof of record strike in 1929 (learn more).
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