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1913 Half Penny Wide Date
Has the scarce wide date letters variety - A3A. refer renniks pre decimal coin varieties, 16 Denticle width of Date.
John Dean- {{{ described four varieties of the 1913 halfpenny but one of those was just a die crack with the other three differing in the width of the date. Robert Clarke2 listed a "wide date" variety although his measurement of 6mm for the width is rather short of the mark. My own investigations show three varieties differing in the width of the date and the orientation of the digits suggesting multiple master tools for 1913.
Date variations on the 1913 halfpennies
Normal, narrow date spanning 15 rim denticles
9 leans right, 1 and 3 further apart but same overall width as previous variety.
Wider date spans 16 rim denticles }}}

{{{ This raises the question of why three or more tools were prepared when one master die would have been sufficient, as it was in other years (1911, 1912, 1914, 1915 and so on). }}}

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Year / Mint:1913 London
Denomination:Half D
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Date added:Jun 04, 2008
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