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Coin: Half Penny 1975
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny
Year1975 CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage197,700,000 (197.7 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 197,700,000 (197.7 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
Obverse

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing tiara ("Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Reverse

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

Reverse inscription

1/2 NEW PENNY

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Half Penny 1975: 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 1975: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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
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Half Penny 1975: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1/2 New Penny, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1975
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)