1 Penny - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; magnetic

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; magnetic) -  obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2008
Value 1 Penny
0.01 GBP = 0.014 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.56 g
Diameter 20.3 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 986,
  • 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# B5
  • 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

Fourth 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·2001
IRB

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

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

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

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

Non-magnetic (bronze) set issues (see link below):

In 1999, the Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof Annual sets featured pennies struck using bronze planchets, due to a world shortage of steel.

Reports have been received regarding differing number of beads to both sides:

1998-1999 115 beads on obverse and 113 beads on reverse;
2000-2008 110 beads on obverse and 109 beads on reverse;


© Heligal

Reports have also been received regarding reverse varieties for the 2000 & 2004 issues:

2000 1 points to left of dot;
2004 1 points to right of dot;



(former Spink ref. 4710)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  739,770,000 0.01 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.21 0.75 41%
1998  96,100 2.62 0.4% BU
1998  63,670 1.39 1.0% Proof
1999  891,392,000 0.01 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.17 0.15 0.75 42%
2000  1,060,420,000 0.02 0.08 0.11 0.12 0.17 0.17 0.29 45%
2000  117,700 1.67 0.4% BU
2000  72,400 0.4% Proof
2001  928,698,000 0.01 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.18 1.44 40%
2001  57,700 1.85 0.3% BU
2001  49,372 0.3% Proof
2002  601,446,000 0.01 0.08 0.12 0.12 0.19 0.21 1.19 32%
2002  60,500 1.32 0.2% BU
2002  60,770 1.39 0.8% Proof
2003  539,436,000 0.01 0.09 0.08 0.13 0.14 0.18 1.19 31%
2003  62,700 0.2% BU
2003  43,513 1.32 1.0% Proof
2004  739,764,000 0.01 0.06 0.07 0.12 0.15 0.21 1.06 35%
2004  46,000 0.3% BU
2004  35,020 1.39 1.0% Proof
2005  536,318,000 0.02 0.06 0.06 0.11 0.15 0.18 0.24 30%
2005  51,700 0.2% BU
2005  40,500 0.76 0.6% Proof
2006  524,605,000 0.01 0.10 0.08 0.08 0.18 0.15 0.41 28%
2006  100,109 1.32 0.3% BU
2006  37,689 0.6% Proof
2007  548,002,000 0.01 0.05 0.07 0.13 0.15 0.18 0.20 30%
2007  91,878 1.32 0.3% BU
2007  38,215 0.5% Proof
2008  180,600,000 0.01 0.01 0.08 0.15 0.17 0.15 0.67 19%
2008  79,100 1.54 0.4% BU
2008  36,300 1.0% Proof

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