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Australia 1916 I Halfpenny (Mule)

Mint:Calcutta Mintage:Part 3,600,000 - Est 250 - Known < 15 Milling:Plain
Weight:5.67 grams Diameter:25.5 mm Composition:97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
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Wear
Obverse 2 - Indian (Calcutta)
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Wear
Reverse A - London
Designer: Sir (Edgar) Bertram Mackennal (No attribution)
Design:Left facing profile of George V
Legend:GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Denticle Count:113 teeth
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
Designer: William Henry James Blakemore (no attribution)
Design:'ONE HALF PENNY' surrounded by 90 beads contained within concentric circles
Legend:• COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA •
Denticle Count:148 teeth
Mint mark: 'I' above date
Characteristics:
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Value
BM
Ad
NP
8
Good
VG10
10
VG
F12
12
about F
F15
15
Fine
VF20
20
good F
VF25
25
about VF
VF30
30
Very Fine
VF35
35
good VF
EF40
40
about EF
EF45
45
Ext Fine
AU50
50
good EF
AU53
53
about Unc
AU55
58+
virt Unc
AU58
58-60
Uncirc
MS60
58-61
Uncirc
MS61
58-62
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MS62
63-64
Choice Unc
MS63
64-65
near Gem
MS64
65-66
Gem
MS65
66-67
Gem
MS66
67-68
Gem
MS67
68
near Flaw
MS68
69
virt Flaw
MS69
70
Flawless
MS70
Proof
B
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N
BM
Benchmark
Ad
Adjectival
NP
NGC/PCGS
Collectable grades
Does not exist by definition

Investment grades
-
Unlikely to exist

Aspirational grades
BV
Bullion or metal value

Not known in these grades
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Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated February 2020
Notes:
In 1916, the Calcutta Mint struck both Australian halfpenny and Indian 1/4 anna coins. In a major production error an obverse of the India 1/4 Anna was paired with a reverse of the Australia halfpenny. About ten of this extremely rare coin are known to have survived. It is easily identified by the obverse legend, which reads 'GEORGE V KING EMPEROR'. There is also the figure of an elephant on the king's regalia and unlike the obverse on the Australian 1916 Halfpenny there are no pearls in the band of the king's crown or stops in the legend. It has also been noted that coins which are considered genuine also have a small pimple on the inner concentric circle in a direct line upwards from the upstroke of the 'N' in 'ONE'.