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For the 1923 type 1 penny there are three die varieties consisting of an obverse die paired with three reverse dies. 


1923 Type 1
Penny
Obverse Reverse
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  • Obverse 1:
    • There is only one die.
  • Reverse A:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.62 mm.
    • The one and the nine are in alignment.
  • Reverse B:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.70 mm.
    • The nine in a slighlty higher position relative to the one.
  • Reverse C:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.75 mm.
For more close up images of this coin,
see under the microscope page.

The spacing is measured between the one and the nine.


Reverse Dies:  The Date
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Small Spacing
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   Nominal Spacing   
Raised 9
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Large Spacing
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Return to Part 6:  Twelve Pence to a Shilling -- George V