For the 1894 half penny there are two die varieties consisting of two obverse dies paired with two reverse dies.
Differences are easily located by checking for the alignment of the letters I and T in BRITANNIAR.
For the reverse dies there is a difference in the spacing in the date.
- Obverse 1:
- BRITANNIAR has a repunched 'R' and a lower 'I' with a slightly rasied 'T'.
- Obverse 2:
- BRITANNIAR has slightly raided 'I' with a low 'T'.
- Reverse A:
- The spacing between the two and the three in the date is 0.48 mm.
- Reverse B:
- The spacing between the two and the three in the date is 0.36 mm.
The spacing is measured between the nine and the four.
Obverse Dies: BRITANNIAR
Reverse Dies: The Date