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1 Penny - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; magnetic

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; magnetic) -  obverse 1 Penny - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-1997
Value 1 Penny
0.01 GBP = 0.013 USD
Metal Copper plated steel
Weight 3.56 g
Diameter 20.32 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 935a, Sp# B4
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1996
RDM

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

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

A crowned portcullis with chains (an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII, now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster) and the denomination.

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

Reports have been received regarding varieties to the 1994 issues:

Type 1 raised beads, no rivets to portcullis, 1st 9 angular, year long;
Type 2 normal beads, rivets to portcullis with circle, 1st and 2nd 9 angular, year medium;
Type 3 flat beads, rivets to portcullis with circle, 1st and 2nd 9 rounded, year short;


© Heligal

(former Spink ref. 4391)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1992  253,867,000 0.34 0.12 0.12 0.22
1992  78,400 BU
1992  62,300 Proof
1993  602,590,000 0.03 0.14 0.12 0.15 0.15 0.22
1993  56,900 BU
1993  66,000 Proof
1994  843,834,000 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.21 0.25
1994  177,900 BU
1994  66,700 Proof
1995  303,314,000 0.11 0.09 0.19 0.13
1995  105,600 BU
1995  60,600 Proof
1996  723,840,000 0.03 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.15 0.22
1996  86,500 BU
1996  67,500 Proof
1997  396,874,000 0.12 0.03 0.11 0.15 0.15
1997  109,500 BU
1997  80,700 0.98 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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