A compelling combination of great rarity and supreme quality, we have the sought after New Guinea 1929 Halfpenny & Penny Pair graded MS64 – the equivalent of Choice Unc!
Originally intended to be circulation issues, the 1929 Halfpenny and Penny had mintages of 25,000 and 63,000 respectively. As it turned out, these coins were not issued for circulation, with the mintage of each returned to the Melbourne Mint. Ultimately, the Mint sold 400 pairs, with the rest of the coins destroyed.
Once part of the Ted Reams Collection, the examples before you are graded MS64, and are distinguished by light, consistent, attractive toning. Very rare, the 1929 Halfpenny & Penny Pair is seldom seen in such a superb state of preservation.