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1 New Penny - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

1 New Penny - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 1 New Penny - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1981
Value 1 New Penny
0.01 GBP = 0.013 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.56 g
Diameter 20.32 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 915,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# B1
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, legend around

Lettering: ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·1979

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

A crowned portcullis with chains (an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII which is now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster) and the face value

Lettering:
NEW PENNY
1

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Plain

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4237)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  1,521,666,250 0.06 0.06 0.09 0.14 0.17 0.18 1.17
1971  350,000 1.92 Proof
1972  150,000 3.10 Proof
1973  280,196,000 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.18 1.13
1973  100,000 1.83 Proof
1974  330,892,000 0.03 0.08 0.12 0.17 0.17 1.05
1974  100,000 2.54 Proof
1975  221,604,000 0.14 0.09 0.17 0.17
1975  100,000 1.83 Proof
1976  300,160,000 0.02 0.07 0.08 0.20 0.14 0.80
1976  100,000 1.88 Proof
1977  285,430,000 0.03 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.17
1977  194,000 1.22 Proof
1978  292,770,000 0.02 0.14 0.13 0.16 0.17
1978  88,000 Proof
1979  459,000,000 0.03 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.17 0.15
1979  81,000 1.37 Proof
1980  416,304,000 0.01 0.09 0.06 0.14 0.17 0.20
1980  143,000 2.30 Proof
1981  301,800,000 0.03 0.08 0.12 0.11 0.17
1981  100,000 2.22 Proof

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