1943-I Half Penny Reverse1943-I Half Penny ObverseMintage6,000,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1943-IDenominationHalf PennyVarietyGeorge VIPrefixMSWeight5.6699991425Size25.5EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.0042Mintage600000010431943-I Half PennyCompositionCopper97.0%0.9700000286Zinc2.5%0.0250000004Tin0.5%0.0049999999Copper0.9700000286Zinc0.0250000004Tin0.0049999999Bullion Value5cWith World War II in full force, metals being diverted to the war effort and an increase in spending due with foreign troops stationed in Australia, Australia sought the help of foreign a facility that produces coinsmintsmint to produce its circulating currency. Pennies and half pennies were, while produced at the Perth and Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintsmint, also produced at the Bombay a facility that produces coinsmintmint in India with 6 million half pennies being struck there in 1943.
The Bombay a facility that produces coinsmintmint 1943 half penny can be identified by a number of features. A dot A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark before and after HALF PENNY on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse. Thicker The tails side of the coinreversereverseBeads or denticles around the rim of a coinrim beadingrim beading and an IA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark underneath the bust of King George VI on the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse.
Dot before H of the 1943-I Half Penny
Dot after Y of the 1943-I Half Penny
The mintmark I under King George V on the obverse
The date is one of the easier in the series with one A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rollmint roll surfacing offering pieces with full The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance to the marketplace. The coin has an added demand from type set collectors due to its sharp strike and heavy Beads or denticles around the rim of a coinrim beadingrim beading providing a better representation piece for the series, especially when compared to the typically weak Perth a facility that produces coinsmintmint strikes.