1 Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN'

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN') -  obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1970
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
References KM# 897,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 4157
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

Young laureate portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around.

Lettering:
+ ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:
M · G ·

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

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia right, with trident in left hand and shield bearing the Union flag in right, sea behind with lighthouse to left, denomination above and date in exergue.

Lettering:
ONE PENNY
1964

Engraver: Charles Walter Coombes

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  1 0.4% unique
1961  48,313,400 0.15 0.29 0.31 0.89 1.19 1.07 22%
1961  0.3% Proof
1962  157,588,600 1.10 0.33 0.32 0.55 0.60 1.06 1.11 36%
1962  0.6% Proof
1963  119,733,600 1.10 0.15 0.36 0.42 0.58 1.06 1.43 34%
1963  0.5% Proof
1964  153,294,000 0.27 0.18 0.27 0.42 0.77 1.05 1.06 35%
1964  0.4% Proof
1965  121,310,400 1.05 0.29 0.12 0.30 0.57 1.05 1.36 32%
1966  165,739,200 0.70 0.30 0.24 0.30 0.65 1.11 1.19 36%
1967  654,564,000 0.61 0.38 0.48 0.60 0.60 0.69 1.05 67%
1970  750,400 6.64 5% Proof

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