1 Penny - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 1 Penny
0.01 GBP = 0.014 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.56 g
Diameter 20.3 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 859
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 927,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# B2
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II 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

Crowned portcullis with chains (an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII which is now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster), legend above, denomination below.

Lettering:
ONE 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

In 1982, 11 years after Decimalisation Day on 15th February 1971, the word 'NEW' was removed from the denomination on the reverse, so the legend now reads 'ONE PENNY'.

(former Spink ref. 4238)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  100 292 000 0.01 0.11 0.06 0.20 0.20 0.30 2.39 41%
1982  205 000 0.3% BU
1982  106 800 2.39 2% Proof
1983  243 002 000 0.04 0.07 0.12 0.18 0.24 0.21 1.31 51%
1983  637 100 1.67 0.8% BU
1983  107 800 3.48 3% Proof
1984  154 759 625 0.04 0.14 0.12 0.16 0.24 0.72 0.89 64%
1984  158 820 2.42 0.5% BU
1984  106 520 2.39 3% Proof

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