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For the 1909 half penny there are two die varieties consisting of a single obverse die paired with two reverse dies.  The difference is in the placement of the date.


1909 Half Penny
Obverse Reverse
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  • Obverse 1:
    • There are only seven dots below the orb in the center of the crown.
  • Reverse A:
    • The date is a lower poisiton with respect to L.
    • The zero in the date has been repunched.
  • Reverse B:
    • The date is a higher poisiton with respect to L.
    • The U in FOURTH has been repunched.
For more close up images of this coin,
see under the microscope page.

Reverse Dies:  The 09 in the Date

 Low Date 

 High Date 



Reverse Dies:  FOURTH

 Low Date 

 High Date 



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