Coins for collectors - Uncirculated British 1964 Half Penny / Halfpenny Coin / Great Britain

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Coins for collectors - Uncirculated British 1964 Half Penny / Halfpenny Coin / Great Britain

Coins for collectors - Uncirculated British 1964 Half Penny / Halfpenny Coin / Great Britain

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The main factor to consider is the quality, as in any other coin, as we will see later, but now let’s talk about the patina. Although they are very common in medium quality and practically worthless as we have seen in the table, excellent quality drives up the price. 1964 Penny mintmarks The coin immediately proved to be widely popular; a fact that was largely compounded by coin’s silver composition. Hoarding of 1964 Kennedy halves was immense. For that reason, the coin failed to circulate well. In fact, many numismatists believe that the early hoarding of Kennedy half dollars is one main reason the denomination doesn’t circulate today.

These featured the conjoined images of William and Mary on the obverse, and an image of Britannia seated on the reverse. Early Pennies were pure silver, exchangeable for and worth their weight in the precious metal. The Halfpence coins were, likewise, half the weight and also equal in value to their weight in the precious metal content. saw the Mint facility at Philadelphia striking a small number of pennies, apparently for Special Mint Sets. They were prepared using specially prepared dies and highly polished planchets, and have a glossy finish and sharp details. And as they were aimed at collectors, all are in uncirculated condition.The 1964 penny has the same dimensions and composition as most of the earlier Lincoln Wheat pennies. It measures precisely 19 millimeters across and weighs 3.11 grams. And it’s made of 95 per cent copper and 5 per cent zinc. Most 1964 pennies are worth only their face value. And even coins in uncirculated condition are likely to be worth only a few dollars.

A lso read: 13 Most Valuable Wheat Penny Worth Money 1964 Penny Value Guides 1964 (P) No Mint Mark Penny Value This type of error is known as a re-punched mint mark, sometimes abbreviated in coin listings to RPM. Pennies have been part of history in Great Britain since Anglo-Saxon times. It is thought the first Halfpenny coins were minted for Henry I, who reigned from 1100 – 1135. These are extremely rare and could possibly have been only test coins, which may not have entered circulation. As the name would suggest the value was half of a penny.Introduced in 1971, the British decimal Halfpenny was the smallest ever UK coin. As a result, it was never popular and was withdrawn in 1984.

There are several characteristics to look for to determine if a penny is a 1964 SMS (Special Mint Set) penny: The largest text is reserved for the denomination. This is written in full as “ONE CENT” and curves along the lower coin edge. Some felt the initials were too bold and amounted to “advertising”. They were removed over the artist’s protests, and didn’t appear again until 1918. That year they were moved to a new position, on the lower cut-off of Lincoln’s bust. That’s where you’ll find them on the 1964 penny. All other things being equal, the most valuable copper coins are those graded red. Next in line are red and brown, with brown being the least valuable.Various Halfpenny coins were minted in unsuccessful attempts to resolve this shortage. These included the minting of some tin Halfpenny coins. The tin coins also had the advantage of supporting the flagging Cornish tin mines. However, they corroded too easily and were soon withdrawn. A lso read: 12 Most Valuable Lincoln Penny Worth Money Features of the 1964 Penny The Obverse of the 1964 Penny Coins minted in Denver have a mint mark on the obverse too – a small “D” situated just below the date. The Reverse of the 1964 Penny Indeed the only coins that contained silver were the Kennedy half dollars from 1965 to 1970, but their composition was not too pure either. They included only 40% silver. Thus, the U.S. Mint devised the SMS (Special Mint Sets) from 1965 to 1967 to eliminate the shortage of circulating coins. What does a coin collector look for in the first place? The mint mark. Therefore, to discourage the public from hoarding coins, the Mint issued all Mint Special Set coins from 1965 to 1967 without any mint mark.

Values in the table above are expressed in GBP. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes. The material of our penny in question consists of 95% copper and 5% Zinc, weighing a total of 3.11 grams for its 19 millimeters in diameter. The copper content means these coins can be different colors. When copper is new, it’s a warm red shade. As it’s handled and exposed to oxygen in the air, it dulls and turns brown. A 1964-D penny in circulated condition is worth its face value of one cent. However, if you have a 1964-D penny in uncirculated condition or as a Special Mint Set (SMS) penny, it could be worth significantly more.

Red coins need to be in great condition to be worth more. The requirements are even higher for red and brown pennies. And, unless they have an interesting error, even the finest brown coins are usually worth less than a dollar. With coins as common as these, priority is given to the most special patinas, so a BN or RB may be undervalued, while an RD makes the coin more expensive because it is so rare in common coins.



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