Great Britain 1924 half penny

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Goldberg sale 110, lot 2443
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This specimen was lot 2443 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it sold for $54. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfpenny, 1924. George V. Full mint red and exceptional mint state quality. NGC graded MS-64 Red." This half penny was introduced on the accession of George V in 1911 and retained the Britannia reverse first used in 1860. Persistent striking problems caused modifications to the bust in 1925 and again in 1928 tho all the circulating denominations were similarly afflicted. This is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 13,971,000.

Specification: 5.40 g, bronze, 25.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4056; KM-809.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.

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