Australia 1914 half penny
This specimen was lot 29032 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "George V 1/2 Penny 1914-(L) MS65 Brown PCGS, London mint. Sharp and highly appealing with desirable medium-brown tone and reddish luster that clings to the devices. The razor-sharp features sit atop delightfully toned and remarkably clear surfaces. A better date in the series, especially in this gem designation. From The Prager Collection Of Australian Coins." The type was struck 1911-36 at London (this specimen), Calcutta, Melbourne, Sydney and Heaton. The London Mint produced this type 1911-14.
Recorded mintage: 1,440,000.
Specification: 5.67 g, bronze, 25.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 22.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.