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1941 Half Penny

George VI

Australia

1941 Half Penny Reverse1941 Half Penny Obverse Mintage5,011,200Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.04
The 1941 half penny, coming from a relatively high The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintage of 5,011,200 is one of the easier dates in the George VI half penny series to acquire in better grade. Several A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rolls have surfaced of this date making examples with full The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliance obtainable but even the examples from the A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rolls tend to have slight Discolouration of the surface of a coin caused by environmental exposuretoning as with the illustrated example limiting the availability of coins with a The colour designation of a copper coin that has at least 95% of its original mint brillianceRED designation.

Most examples from the A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rolls would slab from MS63 to MS64 The colour designation of a copper coin that has between 5% and 95% of its original mint brilliance remainingRed-Brown and finding one that will slab The colour designation of a copper coin that has at least 95% of its original mint brillianceRED or higher than MS64 can be quite a challenge. The strike of this particular date isn't quite as intense as the 1940 (learn more) typically is but the strike is rarely problematic ensuring a high average grade for A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state pieces.
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