Barrie Winsor is a respected numismatist. And was the guiding hand behind the formation of the now famous Quartermaster Gold Sovereign and Half Sovereign Collection.
He also was the former owner of this spectacular 1916 Specimen Penny.
The date 1916 is a pivotal one for the numismatic industry.
It was the very first year that the Melbourne Mint struck our silver Commonwealth coins. And the first year that the Bombay Mint began minting our pennies and halfpennies.