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½ New Penny - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1981
Value 1/2 New Penny (0.005 GBP)
Metal Bronze
Weight 1.78 g
Diameter 17.14 mm
Thickness 1.07 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1984
References KM# 914, Sp# A1
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·1975

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 the House of Tudor, legend above and denomination below

Lettering:
NEW 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

From Decimalisation Day on 15th February 1971, the production of the ½ New Penny was necessary since the old sixpence (with a decimal face value of 2.5p) continued in use up until 1980 and merchants had the ability to charge in nearly as small units as they could previously with the old money. The Treasury continued to argue that the halfpenny was important in the fight against inflation until the coin became uneconomical to produce and consequently was demonetised and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984. Banks sent unused stocks back to the Royal Mint to be melted down, therefore less of the original mintage remains.

(former Spink ref. 4239)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  1,394,188,250 0.07 0.16 0.11 0.20 0.17 0.35 1.00
1971  350,000 1.52 Proof
1972  150,000 2.69 Proof
1973  365,680,000 0.15 0.18 0.15 0.15 0.82
1973  100,000 Proof
1974  365,448,000 0.61 0.15 0.17 0.12 0.16
1974  100,000 Proof
1975  197,600,000 0.15 0.11 0.15
1975  100,000 Proof
1976  412,172,000 0.15 0.11 0.15 0.17 0.33
1976  100,000 Proof
1977  66,368,000 0.24 0.53 0.17 0.17
1977  193,000 Proof
1978  59,532,000 0.10 0.32 0.11 0.12
1978  86,100 Proof
1979  219,132,000 0.16 0.26 0.17 0.12
1979  81,000 Proof
1980  202,788,000 0.40 0.12 0.17
1980  143,000 Proof
1981  46,748,000 0.13 0.17
1981  100,300 Proof

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