Australia 1913 half penny
This specimen was lot 32455 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $360. The catalog description noted, "George V 1/2 Penny 1913 MS64 Brown NGC, London mint. Wide date. A chocolate-brown glossy offering of this classic type. Well-kept and in an elusive condition." The type was struck 1911-36 at London (shown here), Calcutta, Melbourne, Sydney and Heaton. The SCWC notes wide and narrow date varieties for this date but prices them the same.
Recorded mintage: 2,160,000, all varieties.
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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.