Australia 1915-H half penny

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 23534
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23534 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $21,850. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Halfpenny 1915H, MS64 RB NGC, lightly toned with virtually full mint red on both sides. Very rare date in this superior quality and the first mint state example we have brought to auction." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Calcutta, Melbourne, Sydney and Heaton (this specimen). The Heaton Mint produced this type 1914-15.

Recorded mintage: 720,000.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 22.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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