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1935 Half Penny

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The 1935 half penny is one of the most common dates in the series, readily available in circulated grades and almost as common as the 1936 in mint states. The date is almost always well struck up but mint state examples often exhibit fine surface hairlines from light circulation. This is due to the fact that most mint states examples were pieces hoarded for being different around 1938-39 when the new obverse and reverse designs were introduced. This meant that most mint state examples had experienced some circulation so finding examples in MS64 and higher can be quite a challenge, much harder than say the 1919 or 1921. The date is almost always well struck up and often early strikes exhibit fine die cleaning striations on the reverse as in the illustration below.

Die cleaning striations on the reverse of a 1935 half penny

The Melbourne mint also produced commercial proof strikes in 1935.

The heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coinA state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulation

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