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1916-I Half Penny

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In 1916 the Calcutta mint struck its first half pennies for Australia and would continue to do so until the end of World War I in 1918. Australian coinage would not be struck again at an Indian mint until World War II. The Calcutta mint half pennies struck from 1916 to 1918 are identified by an I mintmark beneath the lower scroll on the reverse.

I mintmark of a 1916 half penny

The 1916-I is moderately scarce in top grades, especially if sought with original mint brilliance. It is almost always well struck up permitting typical mint state grades from MS63 to MS64. The business strikes often feature a specimen -like finish and one should be careful not to confuse this with either a genuine specimen strike or a cleaned piece. A very small number of 1916 half pennies were struck muled with the obverse of an Indian one quarter anna.

a facility that produces coinsA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinThe tails side of the coinA coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationAn error coin in which the obverse and reverse of two different coins are mixed togetherThe heads side of the coin

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