1935 Half Penny Reverse1935 Half Penny ObverseMintage2,916,000Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.04The 1935 half penny is one of the most common dates in the series, readily available in circulated grades and almost as common as the 1936 (learn more) in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state. The date is almost always well struck up but A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state examples often exhibit fine Fine surface marks caused by other coins scraping against themsurface hairlines from light circulation. This is due to the fact that most A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state examples were pieces hoarded for being different around 1938-39 when the new The heads side of the coinobverse and The tails side of the coinreverse designs were introduced. This meant that most A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state examples had experienced some circulation so finding examples in MS64 and higher can be quite a challenge, much harder than say the 1919 or 1921.
The date is almost always well struck up and often early strikes exhibit fine Raised lines on the surface of a coin caused by abrasive cleaning of the die that struck itdie cleaning striations on the The tails side of the coinreverse as in the illustration below.