The 1984 Halfpence, Two Pence, Five Pence, Ten Pence and Fifty Pence were not struck for circulation.
The only way to get one of these coins is to buy a Mint Set or Proof Set and break it up. They
only made 158,820 of the Mint Set with the coins in Specimen Brilliant Uncirculated condition. That
makes these coins some of the lowest mintage coins around. Offered here is the Halfpenny in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
In the brief reign of King Edward VIII the only coins to be issued for circulation were for
overseas territories. The coin on offer is the Halfpence for British West Africa. The
Halfpence is the most difficult denomination to get.
These coins were struck in Birmingham at the Kings Norton Mint and carry the KN mintmark.
The coins are in Uncirculated condition and the KN is the most difficult of the
Halfpennies to find.
You have the scarcest denomination and the most difficult mint of this scarce denomination,
what more can you ask for?
One of the most difficult denominations to get, in Uncirculated condition,
is the Halfpenny. It was a denomination that was regularly used
and thus usually comes in circulated condition.
We went through one of our vault rooms and found a box of 1953
Coronation Halfpennies in Uncirculated condition taken from the Mint Set
of that year; they came out of a plastic folder. Over the past 65 years they
have mellowed a bit, but they have never seen circulation. Years ago we
offered the 1953 Penny and that quickly sold out; we expect the same thing
to happen on the Coronation halfpenny.