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1942 Half Penny
Australia1942 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$0.04The 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 Perth mint has a dot after||1942 Melbourne (this issue) has no dots|
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