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There are five die varieties for this coin consisting of five obverse dies paired with two reverse dies.  One die has striations.


1841 Half Penny
Obverse Reverse
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  • Obverse 1:
    • Repunched digits in the date.
    • The letters of BRITANNIAR are clear and distinct. 
    • The E in REGINA has been repunched.
  • Obverse 1S:
    • Similiar as type 1.
    • Striations are also visible.
  • Obverse 2:
    • The digit 8 is of a different font, i.e., the wholes are 'squarish'.
    • The letters of BRITANNIAR are clear and distinct. 
    • The A in REGINA has been repunched.
  • Obverse 2S:
    • Similiar as type 2.
    • Striations are also visible.
  • Obverse 3:
    • Multiple letters have been repunched including the BRITA of BRITANNIAR.
    • The letters of REGINA are clear and distinct.
  • Reverse A:
    • The spacing between the two and the rim is 0.63 mm.
  • Reverse B:
    • The spacing between the two and the rim is 0.90 mm.
For more close up images of this coin,
see under the microscope page.

Obverse Dies:  The Date
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Obverse Dies:  BRITANNIAR
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Normal BRITANNIAR
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  The BRITA of BRITANNIAR is repunched. 
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Obverse Dies:  REGINA
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  Repunched E in REGINA. 
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Repunched A in REGINA.
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Normal E in REGINA.
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Reverse Dies:  1/26
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The low fraction.
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  The high fraction. 
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