Mintage:UnknownReverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:26mmWeight:5.67gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
half penny was produced at the Heaton mint in Birmingham, as
indicated by a H
, as a
of record example of the series. The Heaton in did this for the penny series in 1912, the shilling series in
1915 and the florin series in 1914 and 1915 but did not produce any threepence or sixpence.
The piece can be identified by even surfaces devoid of
cartwheel lustre and while the original surfaces are mirror
reflective, toning tends to conceal this rendering the coin a dull
brown. There will be no discernible
softness in strike and the rim beading should be even. The Heaton
mint also produced 2.4 million business strike half pennies in 1912.
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