Two Obverses: 1 and 1*, Two Reverses: A and A*
Scarce Rev A*
First and Modified Effigies
|Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 5.7g
Alloys: Copper: 95%, Tin: 4% Zinc: 1%, up to 1922
Copper: 95.5%, Tin: 3% Zinc: 1.5% from 1923.
Possibly some others...
19111911 holds much for the hardcore variety hunter. Take the halfpenny, for instance; not only does it display the hollow neck/flat neck obverses, like the other bronze denominations of this year, but there are 2 reverses too, making four combinations to find. Groom catalogues the four types separately, but Peck and Freeman do not, so the best relative scarcity estimates I can give are those from the small number that have passed through my hands. I do not suggest any level of statistical significance to this size of sample!
1912All the 1912 halfpennies that I have had have been Reverse A, with:
Peck and Freeman only recognise this type, but Groom suggests that a Reverse A* type exists too, with:
1925The Modified Head was introduced in 1925 for Halfpennies, a year earlier than the other denominations. It is slightly scarcer than the First Head halfpenny, but nothing like the rarity of the 1926 Modified Head penny.
19283+B - Obverse 3 has the smaller head that sees the coinage through to the end of the reign.