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1943  Half Penny reverse 1943  Half Penny obverse

1943 Half Penny

Mintage:33,988,806
Reverse Designer:George Kruger Gray Obverse Designer:Thomas H. Paget Size:26mm Weight:5.67g Edge:Plain Composition:97% Copper
2.5% Zinc
0.5% Tin

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The 1943 is one of the easiest dates in the series with a high mintage of almost 34 million pieces and a small number of mint rolls surfacing. The date is almost always struck without significant flaws allowing for higher grade mint state pieces but by this stage the obverse dies were already quite worn and as such often lack central detail.

Soft obverse of a 1943 half penny Soft obverse of a 1943 half penny

Date set collectors will have no problem obtaining this date in circulated grades and init's quite easy too. This date is often chosen as atype coindue to its availability with fullmint brillianceand low price tag. The year is available right up to MS65RD (PCGS Population Chart, 2012) though it is somewhat scarce above MS64. Collectors should aim for at least MS64RD with a good number of examples available.

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