The British decimal one penny (1p) coin is a unit of currency equalling one-hundredth of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin's introduction on 15 February 1971, the day British currency was decimalised.
Penny (British pre-decimal coin) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The pre-decimal penny (1d) was a coin worth 1/240 of a pound sterling, or one twelfth of a shilling. Its symbol was d, from the Roman denarius.
The English penny (plural "pence"), originally a coin of 1.3 to 1.5 grams (0.042 to 0.048 troy ounces; 0.046 to 0.053 ounces) pure silver, was introduced c. 785 by King Offa of Mercia. These coins were similar in size and weight to the continental deniers of the period and to the Anglo-Saxon sceats which had preceded it.
For starters, British One Penny coin links to the article about the decimal penny coin introduced in 1971, abbreviated "p"; secondly "d" is not an abbreviation for the coin, but for the value, i.e. you could have anything from 1d to 11d. -- Arwel 02:35, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
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Feb 02, 2021 · The British decimal one penny (1p) coin is a unit of currency equalling one-hundredth of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin's introduction on 15 February 1971, the day British currency was decimalised.
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- Status as legal tender
The British decimal two pence coin – often informally pronounced two pee – is a unit of currency equalling 2/100ths of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin's introduction on 15 February 1971, the year British currency was decimalised. Four different portraits of the Queen have been used on the coin, with the latest design by Jody Clark being introduced in 2015. The second and current reverse, featuring a segment of the Royal Shield...
The original reverse of the coin, designed by Christopher Ironside, and used from 1971 to 2008, is the Badge of the Prince of Wales: a plume of ostrich feathers within a coronet, above the German motto ICH DIEN. The numeral "2" is written below the badge, and either NEW PENCE or TWO PENCE is written above. However, a small number of 1983 "New Pence" coins exist. These coins are rather rare, and are considered collectors' items. It was originally planned that an alternative version of the 2p woul
2p coins are legal tender for amounts up to and including 20 pence. However, in the UK, "legal tender" has a very specific and narrow meaning which relates only to the repayment of debt to a creditor, not to everyday shopping or other transactions. Specifically, coins of particular denominations are said to be "legal tender" when a creditor must by law accept them in redemption of a debt. The term does not mean - as is often thought - that a shopkeeper has to accept a particular type of currency
- Proposed quarter penny coin
The British decimal halfpenny coin was introduced in February 1971, at the time of decimalisation, and was worth one two-hundredth of a pound sterling. It was ignored in banking transactions, which were carried out in units of 1p. The decimal halfpenny had the same value as 1.2 pre-decimal pence, and was introduced to enable the prices of some low-value items to be more accurately translated to the new decimal currency. The possibility of setting prices including an odd half penny also made it m
The reverse of the coin, designed by Christopher Ironside, was a representation of St Edward's Crown, with the numeral "1/2" below the crown, and either NEW PENNY or HALF PENNY above the crown. Only one design of obverse was used on the halfpenny coin. The inscription around the portrait on the obverse was ELIZABETH II D.G.REG.F.D. 19xx, where 19xx was the year of minting. Both sides of the coin are encircled by dots, a common feature on coins, known as beading. As on all decimal coins produced
The half penny coin was legal tender for amounts not exceeding 20 pence. However, legal tender in the UK has a very narrow meaning, that is unlikely to affect everyday transactions. Legal tender means that a debtor can not be successfully sued for non-payment of a debt if he has offered unconditionally to pay in legal tender. The defendant in such a case would be able to raise a defence of tender before claim. A shopkeeper, for example, was not under any obligation to accept half penny coins for
Annual number of coins released into general circulation 1971 ~ 1,394,188,251 1972 ~ In proof sets only 1973 ~ 365,680,000 1974 ~ 365,448,000 1975 ~ 197,600,000 1976 ~ 412,172,000 1977 ~ 66,368,000 1978 ~ 59,532,000 1979 ~ 219,132,000 1980 ~ 202,788,000 1981 ~ 46,748,000 1982 ~ 190,752,000 1983 ~ 7,600,000 1984 ~ In proof sets and 'uncirculated' sets only Mintage figures above represent the number of coins of each date released for circulation. Mint Sets have been produced since 1982; where mint
A decimal quarter-penny coin was also proposed, but was never produced.
- 17.14 mm
- 1 mm
- 1.78 g
- 0.005 pound sterling
The British pre-decimal halfpenny coin, usually simply known as a ha'penny, historically occasionally also as the obol and once abbreviated ‘ob’, was a unit of currency that equalled half of a penny or 1/480 of a pound sterling. Originally the halfpenny was minted in copper, but after 1860 it was minted in bronze. In the run-up to decimalisation it ceased to be legal tender from 31 July 1969. The halfpenny featured two different designs on its reverse during its years in circulation...
The original reverse of the bronze version of the coin, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon, is a seated Britannia, holding a trident, with the words HALF PENNY to either side. Issues before 1895 also feature a lighthouse to Britannia's left and a ship to her right. Various minor adjustments to the level of the sea depicted around Britannia, and the angle of her trident were also made over the years. Some issues feature toothed edges, while others feature beading. Over the years, various different
Ha’porth: British English i.e. ‘halfpenny-worth’ or ‘halfpennyworth’ pronounced /ˈhɛɪpəθ/ in Conservative RP, or /ˈheɪpəθ/ in Modern or Contemporary RP. In literal use usually written out in full although still never pronounced phonetically: e.g. "A halfpennyworth of chips." In figurative use usually said disparagingly: e.g. "I've been dying for somebody with a ha’porth of wit and intelligence to talk to." "…and saying it doesn't make a halfpennyworth of difference ...
- (1672–1860) Copper, (1860–1967) Bronze
- (1860–1967) 25.48 mm
- (1860–1967) 5.67 g
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