Australia 1911 half penny

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70168
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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[1] 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.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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