Australia 1922 half penny

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from Steve Album sale 27, lot 1897
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This specimen was lot 1897 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRALIA: George V, 1910-1936, ½ penny, 1922. Gorgeous example, struck at Sydney, NGC graded MS64 RB." This half penny was struck 1911-36 at London (1911-14), Heaton (1912-15), Sydney (1919-22), Calcutta (1916-18) and Melbourne (1920-36). Most of the dates are common in worn condition but all are scarce choice.

Recorded mintage: 6,924,000 plus most of the 1,113,000 struck in 1923.

Specification: 5.6 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.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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