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½ Penny - Elizabeth II herring

Features

Country Isle of Man
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-1979
Value 1/2 Penny (0.005)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.78 g
Diameter 17.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 32
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Right facing bust of Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH THE SECOND
· (1976 - 1979) ·

Engraver: Arnold Machin

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

Reverse

Clupea harengus-Atlantic Herring superimposed over topographical map of Man

Lettering:
ISLE OF MAN
HALF PENNY

Engraver: Barry Stanton

Edge

Plain

Mint

PM Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, United Kingdom

Comments

PM is the mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint.
The PM mint mark appears on the obverse underneath the Queen's bust on the 1976 issue.
The PM mint mark appears on the obverse underneath the Queen's bust , and on the reverse near the bottom of the topographical map on the 1978 and 1979 issue.
Die letters on the 1979 issue are found on the topographical map below the fish and near to the word HALF in the denomination.
The stylized triskelion privy mark found on the reverse of the 1979 issue is between the topographical map and the word PENNY of the denomination.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976 PM 3,356,540 0.51 0.56 0.56 1.68 88% PM Mintmark on the obverse
1978 PM 120,225 1.45 1.45 7% PM Mintmark on the obverse and reverse
1978 PM 207.55 0.7% Proof, PM mintmark on the obverse and reverse
1979 PM 251,152 10% stylized triskelion privy mark, die letters AA, PM mintmark on obverse and reverse
1979 PM 7% stylized triskelion privy mark, die letters AB, PM mintmark on obverse and reverse

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