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Coin: Half Penny 1972 (Proof only)

Proof FDC only this year, issued in Royal Mint sets and not for general circulation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny
Year1972 CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage150,000 (150000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 150,000 (150000)
MaterialBronze DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.1400 Thickness (mm)1
Mass (g)1.7800

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing tiara ("Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972

At centre, crown (representation of St Edward's Crown); around above, NEW PENNY; below, 1/2.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Half Penny 1972 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 914
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4239
Half Penny 1972 (Proof only): References to Information Used
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
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List of all (14) coins of type: United Kingdom / Half Penny
Half Penny 1971 Half Penny 1972 (Proof only) Half Penny 1973 Half Penny 1974 Half Penny 1975 Half Penny 1976
Half Penny 1977 Half Penny 1978 Half Penny 1979 Half Penny 1980 Half Penny 1981 Half Penny 1982
Half Penny 1983 Half Penny 1984 (Proof and mint sets only)