Home / Coins by Country / Coins from United Kingdom / Half Penny 1973

Detailed information about Coin: Half Penny 1973 from United Kingdom

Coin: Half Penny 1973

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny
Year1973 CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage365,780,000 (365.8 million)
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 365,780,000 (365.8 million) No mint mark
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 · 1973.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973

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

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Half Penny 1973: Known varieties
Proof 100,000 (included in main number)
Half Penny 1973: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 914
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4239
Half Penny 1973: References to Information Used
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
For Sale ads by our members
It seems none of our members is selling this coin now. If you have one to sell, sign up and advertise it for free.
Half Penny 1973: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Great Britain, 1973
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)