Australia 1911 half penny
This specimen was lot 70168 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $105. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. 1/2 Penny, 1911. London Mint. NGC MS-63 RB. First year of issue. Light toning, some darker areas on the obverse. Considerable mint red, especially on the reverse." The type was struck 1911-36 at London (shown here), Calcutta, Melbourne, Sydney and Heaton. The Heaton Mint produced this type 1912 and 1914-15 only.
Recorded mintage: 2,832,000 plus a few proofs.
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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.