Half Penny 1923 - Australian Coins Price Guide and Values
In 1922 the Sydney Branch of the Royal Mint produced sixpence and halfpenny coins for the Commonwealth using dies supplied from Melbourne. In 1923 the future of the Sydney Mint looked very uncertain (it was eventually closed in 1926) but they did strike 1,113,600 halfpenny pieces that year. However no 1923 dated dies had been supplied; the entire issue of this denomination in 1923 bore the date 1922. In July 1923 the Melbourne Mint received an order for one thousand pound of halfpenny coins (480,000 coins) and in September three pairs of dies dated 1923 for the halfpenny denomination were issued from the workshop. One of these was immediately returned for more work. The other two dies cracked early in production so the coin is quite rare.
- John Sharples, December 2015
Half Penny 1923 value
The value of a Half Penny 1923 australian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. You can also find the price guide and value of Specimen and Proof pre-decimal coins.
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Half Penny 1923 - Proof
On February 24, 2009, Coinworks sold the only known proof 1923 half penny for $500,000. In July 1998, it was sold for only $89,100.
Half Penny 1923 - Circulation strike
An NGC AU-58 example sold in April 2011 at auction for around AUD$20,000.
- Half Penny 1923 : 15,000
- Mint: Melbourne
- Alloy: 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin
- Weight: 5.67g
- Diameter : 25.5mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Sir E. B. MacKennel, Reverse: W. H. J. Blakemore
Last update : Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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