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Australia 1942 I Halfpenny (Long Reverse Denticles)

Mint:Bombay Mintage:Part 6,000,009 Estimate 50,000 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 3 - English
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Wear
Reverse C - Bombay
Designer: Thomas Hugh Paget (Initials 'HP' raised below truncation)
Design:Left facing profile of George VI
Legend:GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP .
Denticle Count:147 teeth
Mint mark: 'I' under head
Designer: George Edward Kruger-Gray (Initials 'KG' raised under tail)
Design:Kangaroo facing right *
Legend:AUSTRALIA HALF PENNY
Denticle Count:104 thick & 104 thin teeth (Long)
Mint mark: '•' 'HALF PENNY' '•'
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
Uncirc
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
$5
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BM
Benchmark
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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 August 2020
Notes:
The Melbourne Mint also sent a coin or a die of its modified 1939 'Roo' Halfpenny to Calcutta which was used to model a new reverse for a late run of the 1942 I Halfpenny. Like the second 'Roo' reverse, the later 1942 I halfpennies had a single foot on the 'Y' of 'HALFPENNY' but now with the kangaroo shallower in definition and showing a lidded eye. In modelling this reverse, the denticles were made larger and were reduced in number from 106 to 104. It is considered that the additional changes constitute a new reverse type which was used on approximately 50,000 of the mintage of the 1942 I halfpennies and accounts for the entire mintage of the 1943 I Halfpenny. This die still existed in 1964 when it as re-polished and used to produce the 1942 I Proof Halfpenny re-strikes.