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Coin: Half Penny 1977

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny
Year1977 CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage664,561,000 (664.6 million) RarityC (Common)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 664,561,000 (664.6 million)
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 · 1977.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977

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

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Half Penny 1977: Known varieties
Proof FDC 193,000 (included in main number)
Half Penny 1977: 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 1977: References to Information Used
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof mintage
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
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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)