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Coin: One Penny 1973

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeOne Penny (Bronze, Ironside design)
Year1973 CurrentYes
Mintage280,296,000 (280.3 million) RarityC (Common)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 280,296,000 (280.3 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.3000 Thickness (mm)1.5200
Mass (g)3.5600

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

Crowned portcullis with chains (an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII and now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster); around above, NEW PENNY; below, 1.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


One Penny 1973: Known varieties
Proof FDC 100,000 (included in main number)
One Penny 1973: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 915
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4237
One Penny 1973: References to Information Used
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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One Penny 1973: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Great Britain, 1973 Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 New Penny, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1973
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