Acquiring the coin in mint state can be quite a challenge but the coin can still be acquired at reasonable expense if mint brilliance is not required. Acquiring the coin with any significant amount of red mint brilliance is near impossible and will heavily influence the price.
The 1942 Melbourne mint half penny can be differentiated from the more common Bombay (Learn more about the 1942-I Half Penny) and Perth mint (Learn more about the 1942-Y Half Penny) issues by the absence of the dot mintmark after the Y of PENNY on the reverse.
|1942 Bombay mint half pennies have dots before and after HALF PENNY|
|1942 Perth mint has a dot after||1942 Melbourne (this issue) has no dots|
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