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Coin: Half Penny 1984 (Proof and mint sets only)
Description

No circulation half penny coins were struck in 1984, only proofs and brilliant uncirculated coins for the mint sets of the year.

These were the last coins issued in the half penny denomination; it was demonetised and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny
Year1984 CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage265,340 (265340)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 265,340 (265340) 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 · 1984.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Reverse

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

Reverse inscription

1/2 HALF PENNY

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Half Penny 1984 (Proof and mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 106,520 (included in main number)
Half Penny 1984 (Proof and mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 926
Royal Mint4240
Half Penny 1984 (Proof and mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Regular and proof mintage
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof
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