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½ Penny - Edward VII

Features

Country United Kingdom
King Edward VII (1901-1910)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1902-1910
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 LSD)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-01-1969
References KM# 793, Sp# 3991
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King Edward VII facing right, legend around.

Lettering:
EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:
DES

Translation: Edward the Seventh by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia right, trident in left hand, shield bearing the Union flag in right, denomination around, date in exergue, sea behind

Lettering:
HALF PENNY
1903

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 80 to the pound avoirdupois (1/5 ounce or 87½ grains).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1902  13,672,900 2.22 KM# 793.1 (low horizon)
1902  1.91 KM# 793.2 (high horizon)
1903  11,450,800 0.24 0.55 1.59 3.88 KM# 793.2
1904  8,131,200 2.22 KM# 793.2
1905  10,124,800 0.79 1.66 5.87 KM# 793.2
1906  11,101,400 0.92 3.03 2.78 KM# 793.2
1907  16,849,200 1.16 1.83 2.09 KM# 793.2
1908  16,620,800 0.29 0.98 1.78 2.50 KM# 793.2
1909  8,279,000 0.97 2.40 6.45 KM# 793.2
1910  10,769,900 0.68 3.88 2.85 KM# 793.2

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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