Mintage:1,440,000 Reverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:26mmWeight:5.67gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
The 1914 half penny is one of the
dates of the series though it does turn up mint state from time to time. Typical
mint state examples range from MS63 to MS64 though the date gets quite scarce beyond that. The piece is also very
rarely found with a significant amount of original mint brilliance. The date is usually well struck
up and mint lustre comes in the form of an even cartwheel usually quite
strong unless heavily toned. The 1914 half penny was struck at the Royal
London though in 1914 the Heaton
also struck half pennies for Australia and is distinguished by a Hmintmark
below the lower scroll.
No mintmark on the 1914 plain (this issue)
H mintmark on the Heaton mint issue
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