Uniquely, this series uses a slightly different reverse for every year except 1950 and 1951. The differences are very tiny though, and only the 1940 can be said to have genuine varieties, as three reverses are to be found with this date.
I won't detail the differences between the reverses, except for 1940. Full details can be found in Freeman.
|Diam: 25mm, Wt: 5.7g, Alloy: Cu:95.5%, Sn:3%, Zn:1.5%|
1949In common with all George VI denominations, and as a result of Indian independence, IND:IMP is omitted from 1949 onwards. Sometimes this required a design change, but on the Halfpenny, only the obverse inscription was altered.