The British decimal one penny (1p) coin is a unit of currency and denomination of sterling coinage worth one-hundredth of one pound. 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 .
) was a coin worth 1 ⁄ 10 of one pound, or 24 pence. It was issued from 1849 until 1967, with a final issue for collectors dated 1970. It was the last coin circulating immediately prior to decimalisation to be demonetised, in 1993, having for a quarter of a century circulated alongside the ten-pence piece, identical in specifications and value.
Coin Pre-decimalisation value Post-decimalisation value Dates of use Notes Mite 1 ⁄ 24 d £0.0001736 15th century The Flemish groat approximately matched the English penny c 1420-1480 and was divided into 24 mites. The latter was thus extended to mean 1 ⁄ 24 penny or 1 ⁄ 6 farthing even if not minted in Tudor England. Quarter farthing: 1 ...
The first Canadian cent was minted in 1858 and had a diameter of 1 inch (25.4 mm) and a weight of 1 ⁄ 100 pound (4.54 g). These cents were originally issued to bring some kind of order to the Canadian monetary system, which, until 1858, relied on British coinage, bank and commercial tokens (francophones calling them sous, an historical term from the French currency), U.S. currency and ...
Its etymology is literal: coin-operated public toilets commonly charged a pre-decimal penny, beginning with the Great Exhibition of 1851. "Tuppence" - Old British slang word for ‘vagina’. Around Decimal Day in 1971, British Rail introduced the "Superloo", improved public toilets that charged 2p (equivalent to nearly 5d).
The Australian dollar was introduced on 14 February 1966 to replace the pre-decimal Australian pound, with the conversion rate of two dollars to the pound. In 2016, the Australian dollar was the fifth-most-traded currency in world foreign exchange markets , accounting for 6.9% of the world's daily share.
The British five pound (£5) coin is a commemorative denomination of sterling coinage. As of October 2022, the obverse of new coins feature the profile of King Charles III . The obverse previously depicted Queen Elizabeth II between the coin's introduction in 1990 and the Queen's death in 2022.