Australia 1925 half penny
This specimen was lot 32457 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description noted, "George V 1/2 Penny 1925 MS64 Brown NGC. Deep chocolate brown color with a near perfect strike. A most elusive early date in mint state. One of the finest available of this date." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Calcutta, Melbourne (shown here), Sydney and Heaton. A better date in choice condition.
Recorded mintage: 1,147,000.
Specification: 5.67 g, bronze, 25.5 mm diameter.
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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.