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Coin: One Penny 1996

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeOne Penny (Steel, Ironside design)
Year1996 CurrentYes
Mintage723,972,856 (724.0 million)
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 723,972,856 (724.0 million) No mint mark
MaterialCopper-plated steel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.3000 Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)3.5600

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls ("Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf); around, ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996

Portcullis with chains crowned, an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII and now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


One Penny 1996: Known varieties
In mint sets 86,501 (included in main number)
Proof 46,295 (included in main number)
Frosted Proof (Silver) unknown (hover mouse for text)
One Penny 1996: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 935a
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4391
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 935b (Silver proof)
One Penny 1996: References to Information Used
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof, Silver proof
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