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Coin: Halfpenny 1893
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny (Britannia, third design)
Year1893 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage7,229,344 (7.2 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 7,229,344 (7.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Bun Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.7000
Obverse

Bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing bodice and a mantle decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock; in her hair a wreath of leaves and berries tied at back with ribbon, her hair drawn to a plaited bun behind; she wears a circular brooch; at the back of her shoulder, a small part of the Star of the Garter is visible, with a small part of its motto ('HONI S') readable.

Around, the monarch's legend VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D : (Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D :
Reverse

Figure of Britannia seated facing right on a rock, wearing a helmet and breastplate with flowing dress; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; at right a ship sailing away; at left, a lighthouse; around, the denomination HALF PENNY; in exergue, the date 1893.

Reverse inscriptionHALF PENNY 1893
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

All half penny coins of 1893 have Obverse 17 and Reverse S (see definitions in Freeman).

References to additional information:

[Book] Bressett, Kenneth E. 1962. A Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Wisconsin, USA. p26
[Book] Freeman, Michael J. 1970. The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain. Motherwell, Scotland, (2016 ed. pp97-99)
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins., p198

Halfpenny 1893: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Halfpenny 1893: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Freeman, Bronze Coinage of Great Britain368, 368A (Proof)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3956
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 754
Halfpenny 1893: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Mint
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Mintage
Freeman, Bronze Coinage of Great Britain 1972 Varieties Proof
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