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1942 Half Penny

George VI

Australia

1942 Half Penny Reverse1942 Half Penny Obverse Mintage720,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.04
The 1942 Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint half penny is one of the key dates in the George VI series and certainly one of the toughest to acquire in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state. Its rarity derives from its initially low The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage of 720,000, one of the lowest The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagesmintage in the series.

Acquiring the coin in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state can be quite a challenge but the coin can still be acquired at reasonable expense if The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance is not required. Acquiring the coin with any significant amount of red The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance is near impossible and will heavily influence the price.

The 1942 Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint half penny can be differentiated from the more common Bombay 1942-I Half Penny1038(learn more) and Perth a facility that produces coinsmintmint 1942-Y Half Penny1039(learn more) issues by the absence of the dot A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark after the Y of PENNY on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse.

1942 Bombay mint half pennies have dots before and after HALF PENNY
1942 Bombay mint half pennies have dots before and after HALF PENNY
1942 Perth mint has a dot after1942 Melbourne (this issue) has no dots
1942 Perth mint has a dot after1942 Melbourne (this issue) has no dots

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