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1912 Australia Half Penny - King George V
From the 2nd year of production. "H" under scroll.
This denotes the Ralph heaton mint in Birmingham in the U.K.
Lovely example from this key date.
Please see pictures.
There were in total 6 variites of Half Pennies minted between 1911 and 1966 when decimalisation occured.
Mints:H – Birmingham M – Melbourne S- Sydney L-London
Mint Marks:H - Ralph Heaton Birmingham I - India
1911-1936 All Half Pennies in this period were as follows.
Edge – Plain
Bronze composition: 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.
Obverse: Has a portrait of King George V by Sir Edgar Mackennal
Reverse: The words „ONE HALF PENNY“ within a circle designed by W.H.J Blakemore