Quality Australian
half pennies

This page lists our current stock of Australian halfpennies, halfpenny varieties and a selection of copper coins from around the world. Our Australian pennies and silver coins are listed on separate pages. We are continually uploading images to this page. Please email us for any jpg images not already available.

Six types of Australian halfpennies were minted.

First type Australian halfpenny 1911 - 1936

Specifications:
Diameter 25.5mm. Weight 5.67grams. Plain edge.
Metal composition: 97% copper, 2.
5% zinc and 0.5% tin.

Obverse: portrait of King George V by Sir Edgar Mackennal.
Reverse: ONE HALF PENNY within a circle sculpted by W H J Blakemore.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1911

Highly sought-after first date of the Australian halfpenny series, lovely coin, well struck, full red original lustre, near perfect fields and no significant wear. Only significant flaw is a minor dark patch near the reverse edge, else choice uncirculated. click here for image

Unc

695

1914

Superb example of a very rare date. Strong strike with eight clear pearls and bold centre diamond. Soft even original lustre on a rich orange-brown planchet. Flawless surfaces, strong strike and no problems at all with fields or rims. The finest we have seen for a long time. Very rare this good. click here for image

Choice unc

P.O.A.

1916

Attractive, 8 pearls, clear centre diamond, even brown colour

VF

15

1919

Gem, full red lustre both sides, one of the finest we have seen. click here for image

Gem

1395

1919

Another, full red lustre both sides, but streaky obverse planchet, soft strike. click here for image

Choice unc

1185

1920

Superb example of a difficult date. Strong strike with eight clear pearls and bold centre diamond. Original golden lustre on a streaky planchet. Near flawless surfaces and rims. The best we have seen for a long time. click here for image

Choice unc

1675

1921

Near gem, full red original lustre both sides, just tiny patches of darker colour. click here for image

Choice unc

P.O.A.

1921

Near gem, full red original lustre both sides, soft strike. click here for image

Choice unc

1595

1921

Mostly red, some brown toning, well struck, lustrous and most attractive. click here for image

Unc

525

1922

Lustrous, mostly original red colour, but some brown toning, soft strike as usual

Unc

395

1922

Lustrous, mostly brown but some original red, no significant wear at all. An unusual die flaw has left an interesting blob of metal on the second N in PENNY. click here for image

Unc

335

1923

The rarest of all the halfpennies. Outstanding example, no significant flaws at all, very hard to find this good. Six clear pearls and centre diamond clearly visible although a little indistinct. Almost Very Fine grade, but not quite. click here for image

gFine/aVF

P.O.A.

1923

Another excellent example, no significant flaws at all, six pearls visible, but no centre diamond. Die crack through obverse lettering adds interest and scarcity. Exceptional investment potential at this competitive price. click here for image

Fine

P.O.A.

1923

Well circulated but no significant flaws. Almost fine condition. click here for image

aFine

P.O.A.

1924

Low mintage coin. No major flaws apart from normal circulation wear, clear centre diamond and 8 pearls, the top two fused.

gFine

20

1925

No major flaws apart from normal circulation wear, 6 clear pearls

Fine

9

1926

Another lovely coin, full red original lustre, but showing streaky metal colour, near perfect fields and no wear at all on any of the high points. Soft strike, as is common. click here for image

Choice unc

795

1926

No major flaws apart from normal circulation wear, 6 pearls visible

Fine

9

1927

Attractive, full 8 pearls, looks almost EF

gVF

35

1929

Medium strike but eight pearls and strong centre diamond. Soft even red-brown original lustre. No problems with fields or rims. click here for image

Choice unc

925

1929

Appealing coin, 6 clear pearls

aVF

10

1930

Second lowest halfpenny mintage, apart from 1923. This item has a soft strike and some light marks from limited handling, strong centre diamond but only six pearls visible. Almost full original lustre on the reverse, with light toning on part of the obverse. Strong eye appeal. Quite rare this good.

aUnc/Unc

525

1930

Appealing coin, 6 clear pearls, the other two visible but fused. Highly collectable

good Fine

20

1932

Strong strike with eight pearls and centre diamond. Considerable original red lustre. click here for image

Choice unc

695

1932

Subdued brown sheen as common for this year, but clear 8 pearls and centre diamond, strong eye appeal; obverse toned brown with some bag marks, reverse much better with original golden-red lustre and minimal handling marks. click here for image

Unc

525

1934

Gem, full red lustre, one of the finest we have ever seen. Much rarer than catalogues indicate. click here for image

Gem

965

1935

Mostly lustrous original red, some brownish toning both sides, most attractive, almost choice uncirculated. click here for image

Unc

495

1935

Brown, clear six pearls and centre diamond, no significant flaws

aVF

15

1935

Appealing coin, 6 clear pearls

Fine

8

1936

Highly attractive, well struck, full original red lustre, near perfect fields. About as good as they come. Just the slightly dull metal colour prevents full gem grading. click here for image

Choice unc

595

1936

Lustrous purplish-red colour, full original lustre both sides, full 8 pearls and centre diamond, just starting to tone a deeper red. click here for image

Choice Unc

485

1936

Full original deep -red colour both sides, full 8 pearls and centre diamond, well-struck, toning a darker colour. click here for image

Choice Unc

425

1936

Attractive, even brown colour, good surfaces and rims

VF

15

Second type Australian halfpenny 1938 - 1939

Specifications and
composition unchanged.

Obverse: portrait of King George VI by Thomas H Paget.
Reverse: unchanged.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1938

First date of King George VI. Full original deep red lustre and lovely clear fields. Unusually strong strike with clear obverse hair lines. Just a few microscopic bag marks confined to the obverse. click here for image

Choice Unc

195

1938

Lustrous red and brown, much original colour, well struck, clear surfaces, no significant blemishes

gEF

55

1939

As struck, full original bright orange lustre, clear surfaces and rims, reverse is superb but obverse has a significant dark silver-grey metal streak. If not for this planchet blemish this would be the finest we have seen. Still a highly collectable item. Special price

Choice Unc

325

1939

Almost as struck, light toning only, clear surfaces and rims, very hard to find this good

Unc

295

1939

Toned brown both sides, minor handling marks only

EF

25

Third type Australian halfpenny 1939 - 1948

Specifications and
composition unchanged.

Obverse:
unchanged.
Reverse: sculpture of Australian kangaroo by George Kruger Gray.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1939 Roo

Even brown colour, strong strike, minimal wear and minor bagging only

aEF

135

1939 Roo

Attractive, even brown colour, good surfaces and rims

VF

45

1940

Highly attractive, full original deep purplish-red colour; near perfect rims and fields. Very close to gem. click here for image

Choice unc

675

1940

Another, almost as good, full original deep red colour; near perfect rims and fields. Just the very lightest toning, but still great eye appeal

Choice unc

595

1941

Superb, good strike, as struck, brilliant full original red colour. click here for image

Gem

595

1941

Another, almost as good, as struck, brilliant full original red colour on obverse, but reverse with very light purplish toning. Near gem. click here for image

Choice uncirculated

525

1942 Melb

Even brown colour both sides, no detracting flaws. Very rare. click here for image

aEF

85

1942 Perth

Full original red brown colour, medium strike, but near perfect rims and fields.

Choice unc

595

1942 Perth

Original deep red colour, flawless surfaces, soft strike on slightly streaky planchet. Near choice uncirculated.

Unc

265

1942 Perth

Full original red-brown colour, soft strike, just the very lightest handling marks

Unc

115

1942 India

Almost full red, as struck. Flawless surfaces. Just starting to tone a deeper copper colour. Very close to Gem

Choice unc

295

1942 India

Another, slightly darker colour, softer strike, subtle red-brown lustre, strong eye appeal

Choice unc

195

1943 Melb

Full original red colour on the reverse, light obverse toning, unusually well struck, strong eye appeal

Choice Unc

115

1943 Melb

Toned deep red-brown, subdued lustre, almost perfect surfaces and rims

Unc

65

1943 India

Attractive light deep red toning, as usual, otherwise almost as struck; minute obverse blemish between S and V looks more serious on the scan than in real life; perilously close to Gem. click here for image

Choice Unc

185

1943 India

Light deep red toning, slightly darker than the above item, minimal surface blemishes

Unc

115

1944

Dark brown colour, traces of original lustre under obverse lettering, would be graded Unc elsewhere. Lowest mintage of the George VI series, very rare this good

gEF/aUnc

175

1944

Dark brown colour, no significant flaws, highly collectable and great value

aEF

55

1946

Original golden brown lustre as usual, on streaky planchet as usual, almost perfect surfaces and rims, highly attractive. click here for image

Choice Unc

145

1947

Attractive biscuit red colour as usual, no significant flaws

Unc

75

1948 Melb

Fully lustrous, soft pink-red colour as struck, virtually perfect surfaces and rims. Strong eye appeal. Near gem

Choice unc

195

1948 Melb

Lustrous red and brown colour, good rims and surfaces, minimal handling marks

Unc

95

1948 Melb

Red and brown colour, good rims and surfaces, bag marks visible but do not detract from attractive appearance

gEF/aUnc

65

1948 Perth

almost full red, virtually as struck, only very light toning

aUnc/Unc

55

1948 Perth

Dark brown colour, traces of original lustre under lettering, good surfaces and rims

EF

15

Fourth type Australian halfpenny 1949 - 1952

Specifications and
composition unchanged.

Obverse:
IND:IMP deleted from the inscription and the letters F:D expanded to FIDEI DEF.
Reverse: unchanged.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1949

Mostly deep brown colour, original lustre

aUnc/Unc

25

1950Perth

Bright red lustre with lovely rainbow colours. Light field flecking only from bulk handling at the mint. Highly attractive.

Choice unc

155

1951Melb

Brown colour on streaky planchet, no blemishes other than the lightest rubbing

gEF

45

1951Perth

Full bright red colour, as struck, superb rainbow planchet with light streaks. Scans once again do not reveal true colours

Gem

155

1951Perth

Full original red colour, virtually as struck but with just the lightest surface marks, probably from the mint

Choice unc

95

1951Perth

Some brown toning and some original rainbow red and yellow colour. Very minor marks only

aUnc

45

1951Perth

Some original red and yellow colour but significant surface marks

EF/goodEF

15

1951 PL

Full original colour, as struck, near gem

Choice unc

75

1951 PL

Lightest toning only, virtually choice

Unc

45

1952

Brilliant full lustre, even deep red original colour, one of the best we have seen. Scans do not reveal true lustre, very rare this good. click here for image

Choice unc

495

1952

Red-brown colour but unusually appealling appearance. Medium strike with perfect rims and clear fields. Both sides have considerable original red-orange lustre. Small bag mark on King's neck does not detract from appearance, but reduces cost considerably. Almost choice but not quite.

Unc

295

1952

Attractive even original red-brown lustre. Well struck with perfect rims and clear fields. Only very light flecking from bulk handling, as usual.

Unc

225

1952

Fully lustrous both sides with attractive rainbow colours, medium strike. Just the lightest rubbing on obverse high points. Still most attractive

Unc

185

1952

Considerable original red-brown colour, well struck with near perfect rims and clear fields. Some bag marks from limited handling.

aUnc/Unc

135

Fifth type Australian halfpenny 1953 - 1955

Specifications and
composition unchanged.

Obverse: Sculpture of Queen Elizabth II by Mary Gillick.
Reverse: unchanged
.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1953

Full colour, virtually as struck

Choice unc

85

1953

Full colour, as struck, ex mint roll, dark red colour and some blotchiness in the metal as usual for Perth coins, almost choice uncirculated

Unc

65

1953

Full red, but subdued lustre

Unc

30

1954

Full colour, lustrous as struck, near gem. click here for image

Choice Unc

85

1954

Full red, streaky planchet, near choice

Unc

55

1955

Full colour, full lustre as struck, rainbow toning, near gem

Choice unc

75

1955

Full red, but slightly dull colour, as is common

Unc

45

1955

Mostly red, no significant flaws

aUnc

25

Sixth type Australian halfpenny 1959 - 1964

Specifications and
composition unchanged
.

Obverse: inscription changed to include F:D.
Reverse: unchanged.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1959

Full red colour, brilliant as struck. click here for image

Gem

85

1959

Full red, but slightly less brilliance

Choice unc

55

1959

Almost as struck, light toning only

Unc

25

1960

Full colour, as struck

Gem

25

1960

Nearly full colour, almost as struck

Choice unc

18

1961

Full colour, as struck, ex mint roll

Gem

25

1961

Full colour, as struck, ex mint roll, five coins @ special price

Gem

110

1961

Full colour, almost as struck, light toning

Choice unc

14

1961

Full colour, almost as struck, light toning and microscopic flecking

Unc

9

1962

Full colour, as struck

Gem

30

1962

Full colour, almost as struck, metal colour just a little dull

Choice unc

18

1962

Full colour, almost as struck, light toning

Unc

12

1963

Full colour, virtually as struck

Choice unc

12

1963

Nearly full colour, slightly darker shade

Unc

9

1964

Full colour, as struck, ex mint roll

Gem

15

1964

Full colour, as struck, ex mint roll, five coins @ special price

Gem

50

1964

Nearly full colour, almost as struck

Unc

5

Australian halfpenny varieties and oddities

1913

Wide date variety

ave circ

25
1921 Curious reverse die crack just inside inner circle ave circ
15
1926 Cowboy hat die crack, from B in obverse legend through crown to R. click here for image ave circ
15
1926 Prominent die cracks almost the thickness of the lettering, both sides. Quite rare Fine/gFine
65
1927 Light reverse die crack from rim to rim through 9 and I VF/gVF
25
1946 Die crack through obverse star and NNY gVF/aEF
12

Quality copper and bronze coins from around the world

Country

date
denomination

description

grade

Price A$

Belgium

1955 50 centimes

Even brown colour, no flaws. click here for image

aEF

2

Britain

1949 one farthing

Even brown colour, no flaws. click here for image

gEF

5

Britain

1955 one farthing

Full red lustre, almost as struck. click here for image

Choice unc

25

Britain 1999 one penny Almost as struck Choice unc
2
Britain 2002 one penny Almost as struck Choice unc
1
Britain 2003 one penny Almost as struck Choice unc
1
Britain 2004 one penny Almost as struck Choice unc
1
Britain 1993 two pence Almost as struck, light toning Choice unc
3
Britain 2001 two pence Almost as struck Choice unc
1
Britain 2003 two pence Superb, as struck. click here for image Gem
2
Britain 2004 two pence Superb, as struck Gem
2
Dutch Indies 1942 one cent Almost as struck, light toning only. click here for image Choice unc
85
Europe 2002 one cent Almost as struck Choice unc
1
Europe 2004 one cent Almost as struck. click here for image Choice unc
1
Germany 1976 10 pfennig Almost as struck, some toning aUnc
6
Honduras 1957 one centavo Almost as struck, some light toning. click here for image Unc
5
Indonesia 1997 100 rupiah Superb, as struck. click here for image Choice unc
1
Indonesia 1997 500 rupiah Superb, as struck. click here for image Choice unc
3
Israel (1985) 10 agorot No date on coin, as struck. click here for image Choice unc
2
Malaya 1941 one cent

Light toning. click here for image

gEF/aUnc

28

Malaysia 1973 one cent

Light toning

Unc

1

Netherlands 1977 one cent

Light toning

Unc

1

New Hebrides 1979 one franc

As struck. click here for image

Choice unc

1

New Hebrides 1978 two francs

Original lustre, no flaws

Unc

2

New Hebrides 1979 five francs

Original lustre, no flaws

Unc

2

New Hebrides 1975 five francs

As struck

Choice unc

3

New Zealand

1956 one halfpenny

Even brown colour, no flaws

gEF

2

New Zealand

1964 one halfpenny

As struck, full red, minimal light flecks of toning only. click here for image

Choice unc

3

New Zealand

1964 one penny

As struck, full red, light flecks of toning only. click here for image

Choice unc

5

Singapore

1992 one cent

Superb, as struck, ex mint roll

Gem

2

Singapore

1989 five cents

As struck

Choice unc

2

Singapore

1989 one dollar

As struck

Choice unc

12

Spain

1966 una peseta

Soft lustre, no significant flaws

aUnc

5

USA

1901 one cent

Original lustre, no significant flaws. click here for image

gEF

15

USA

1986 one cent

Light toning, one small reverse dark patch

Unc

2

USA

1993 one cent

Superb, as struck. click here for image

Choice unc

2

USA

1995 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

2

USA

1996 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

2

USA

1997 one cent

Superb, as struck. click here for image

Choice unc

2

USA

1998 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

2

USA

1999 one cent

Light toning

Unc

1

USA

2000 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

1

USA

2001 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

1

USA

2002 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

1

USA

2003 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

1

USA

2004 one cent

Superb, as struck

Choice unc

1

Zimbabwe

1996 one cent

Virtually as struck

Choice unc

1

Zimbabwe

1997 one cent

Virtually as struck. click here for image

Choice unc

1

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