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What year old UK half pennies are valuable?

What year old UK half pennies are valuable?

In 1972, only 150,000 halfpennies were struck as proof coinage, which makes the 1972 halfpenny the rarest and most potentially valuable of halfpennies minted between 1971 and 1983.

What is the most valuable UK half penny?

Our highest value half penny currently is the first issue William and Mary Copper half penny mentioned above, which has a price of £240 at the time of writing.

How much is a 1936 British penny worth?

Year of issue Value in US $ for grade vf Value in US $ for grade unc
1932 4 50
1934 3 40
1935 1 10
1936 1 10

Is a 1933 halfpenny worth anything?

A rare 1933 penny – one of only four in existence – has sold for a world record price of £72,000 at a London auction. The coin sold is known as a “Pattern” version, as it was presented as a prototype, but never went in to production. It is the first time that any of the Pattern coins have come up for auction.

What year is the most valuable half penny?

The elusive 1923 halfpenny was actually struck in Melbourne sometime between September and November 1923, with the number struck assumed to be around 20,000….What Is the Value of a 1923 Halfpenny?

Condition Price
Fine $950
Very Fine $1,250
Extremely Fine $5,000
About Uncirculated $15,000

Do old UK pennies have any value?

Arguably the most valuable one penny coin is the 1933 George V penny, which is worth an estimated value of £72,000. Although this was originally created as a pattern coin – which means it is not intended for release into circulation – it is believed seven were issued, making them extraordinarily rare.

What are the rarest UK coins?

Most valuable and rare UK coins wanted by collectors

  • 1973 EEC 50 Pence Coin – valued at £3,000.
  • 2012 London Olympics Aquatics Fifty Pence – valued at £1,500.
  • 1983 Two Pence “New Pence” Coin – valued at £500.
  • 2015 Silver Two Pence Coin – valued at £485.
  • 2009 Kew Gardens Fifty Pence Coin – valued at £170.

What is the rarest old penny?

10 Most Valuable Old Pennies and What They’re Worth

  • 1944 Steel Lincoln Penny – About $375,000.
  • 1958 Double Die Lincoln Penny – About $336,000.
  • 1909 VDB Proof Lincoln Penny – About $269,000.
  • 1856 Flying Eagle Cent – About $173,000.
  • 1864 Indian Head Penny With L – About $161,000.
  • 1914-D Lincoln Penny – About $159,000.

How much is a 1937 British penny worth?


Year of issue Value in US $ for grade vf Value in US $ for grade unc
1937 0.50 4
1938 0.50 4
1939 0.50 7
1940 0.50 10

What British coins are valuable?

What are half pennies worth?

The traditional Half Penny coin was usually known as a Halfpenny. It had a worth of one four-hundred-and-eightieth of a pound sterling or half of a Penny.

Why is the 1930 penny so rare?

The rare 1930 Penny Eminently historic and unquestionably rare, the 1930 Penny was a product of the Great Depression. The worldwide deflationary spiral saw Australia’s economy shrink, and the Melbourne Mint was not required to strike many coins from 1929 to 1933. No pennies were struck in 1930 – or so it was thought.

Where is the mintmark on a Britannia half penny?

The reverseshows Britannia seated facing right holding a trident and shield, with a lighthouse behind and ship in front, with the inscription HALF PENNY, and the date below in the exergue. The mintmark H, if present, is found centrally below the date up against the rim, as for the farthing.

Which is the 1860 half penny on the reverse?

If your 1860 halfpenny has HALF PENNY on the reverse it is the Bronze version listed below. Victoria Bronze Halfpence (date under Britannia) Young (Bun) Head

When was the first British halfpenny coin made?

The first typesimilar to that of George IIwas issued from 1770 until 1775, and then there was a 24-year gap before Matthew Boulton struck a larger coinat the Soho Mint in 1799. The edge is interesting as it has an incuse pattern around the centre of the entire circumference.

When did the George II Halfpenny go out of circulation?

George II The issues of George IIfrom 1729 to 1754 are very common, with a more elderly portraitbeing used from 1740. After 1754 none were struck until 1770, and the majority of halfpence in circulation seem to have been forgeries.