The 1944 half penny is one of the toughest pieces to acquire in the George VI series with a tiny mintage of just 720,000 pieces. The low mintage is a result of lack of demand due to the very high mintage figures in previous years to support the circulating currency needs brought about by foreign troops stationed in Australia. In addition to the low mintage , no mint rolls have surfaced making mint state pieces scarce. The year is available right up to MS64RB though only represented by 2 pieces in that grade (PCGS Population Chart, 2012). Like the 1943, the date is usually struck without problems other than soft obverse hairlines.
The date will represent a challenge to thedate setcollector if desired inmint statethough collectors aiming for an average circulated example should be able to source the piece in bulk lots though it may take some time.
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