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1922 Half Penny

George V

Australia

The 1922 half penny is one of the easier dates in the series owing to its high initial mintage of almost 7 million coins. It is available right up to MS66 thanks to two bank rolls surfacing but most of the coins were toned brown and finding higher grade examples with original mint brilliance can be quite difficult. If original mint brilliance is not required, this coin makes an excellent type coin due to its availability in MS65 and up. The date is sometimes very softly struck, particularly noticeable around the pearls of the crown of King George V. This may limit the grading of a mint state coin to MS64 but such examples were not from either of the surfaced mint rolls so one must be careful not to confuse a worn coin with artificial colour with a softly struck piece. Like the 1919 , 1920 and 1921 half pennies, the 1922 suffers from a central strike weakness but also some softness around the rim.

Soft N of ONE on the reverse of a 1922 half penny

Soft band on the obverse of a 1922 half penny

The above illustrations show the typical central strike weakness of 1922 half pennies, this doesn't affect all 1922 half pennies but most are affected by a soft obverse rim.

Soft rim of a 1922 half penny

The above illustration, the obverse of an NGC MS66 1922 half penny shows the typical soft rim of a 1922 half penny on even the finest gems. The Sydney mint also produced a specimen strike in 1922.

The number of coins struck of a particular designationA copper coin practically devoid of any original mint brillianceThe edge around a coin, often with beading or denticlesThe heads side of the coinThe original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinA coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulation

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