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½ Penny - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

½ Penny - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse ½ Penny - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 1/2 Penny (0.005 GBP)
Metal Bronze
Weight 1.78 g
Diameter 17.14 mm
Thickness 1.07 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1984
References KM# 926, Sp# A2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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·1982

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

Crown of Henry VI, founder of House of Tudor, denomination in letters above and numerals below

Lettering:
HALF PENNY
½

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. 4240)

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1982  107,000 Proof
1983  7,600,000 0.05 1.88
1983  108,000 Proof
1984  158,820 In sets only
1984  107,000 Proof

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