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British Decimal Coinage - penny

issued 1971-.

composition: bronze until 1992

copper-plated steel 1992-

weight: 3.56g

diameter: 20.32mm

penny-obv1.JPG 1st obverse: Arnold Machin design of Queen Elizabeth II.

legend: D•G•REG•F•D•(date)||ELIZABETH•II

Dei Gratia, Regina, Fidei Defensor

(By the Grace of God, Queen, Defendor of the Faith)

used 1971-1984.

penny-obv2.JPG

2nd obverse: Raphael Maklouf design of Queen Elizabeth II.

used 1985-1997.

penny-obv3.JPG

3rd obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley design of Queen Elizabeth II.

used 1998-

penny-rev1.JPG

1st reverse: by Christopher Ironside.

crowned portcullis with chains (the emblem of Parliament), 1 below, NEW PENNY above.

used 1971-1982.

penny-rev2.JPG

2nd reverse: by Christopher Ironside.

crowned portcullis with chains (the emblem of Parliament), 1 below, ONE PENNY above.

used 1983-

1971 issued for circulation, also in Proof sets, also in the "Decimalization" blue wallets.

1972 issued in Proof sets only.

1973-1981 issued for circulation, also in Proof sets.

1982- issued for circulation, also in Proof sets, also in "Mint Set" blister packs.

*1992 bronze issued in Proof sets, also in "Mint Set" blister packs, copper-plated steel issued for circulation.

guide for type collectors:

KM#915 (1971-1981) [obverse 1, reverse 1]

KM#927 (1982-1984) [obverse 1, reverse 2]

KM#935 (1885-1992) [obverse 2, reverse 2] {bronze}

KM#935a (1992-1997) [obverse 2, reverse 2] {copper plated steel}

KM#986 (1998-) [obverse 3, reverse 2]

guide for circulation strike collectors:

1971,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983

1984,1985,1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995

1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004

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