Phil ... But I'm not sure how many years worth of Obverse working dies were used. The dies made for one year probably carried over to other years. The 58-59 years were just used for those years.... and the dies broke much more rapidly, especially the Reverse ones with the intricate leaf pattern. The worst cause for the 58-59 was that the planchets were 1/3 thinner than the later years or the Brit half penny (the thinner Canadian planchets were struck by the same presses as the thicker Brit half penny (same diameter).
Edited by okiecoiner
12/09/2019 10:07 am