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Coin: One Penny 1999

Krause catalogues (but not Spink) list the proofs and sets for this year as bronze and not copper-plated steel.

According to the Royal Mint, "From 1971 to 1991, 1p and 2p coins intended for general circulation were struck in bronze. Since 1992 they have been struck in copper-plated steel, apart from in 1998 when 2p coins were produced in bronze as well as in copper-plated steel"; however, the Mint's site seems to list circulation coins only.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeOne Penny (Steel, Ironside design)
Year1999 CurrentYes
Mintage891,628,492 (891.6 million)
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 891,628,492 (891.6 million) No mint mark
MaterialCopper-plated steel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.3000 Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)3.5600

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1999.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1999

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 1999: Known varieties
In mint sets 136,492 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof 100,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
One Penny 1999: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 986, KM# 986a (Proofs and sets)
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4710
One Penny 1999: References to Information Used
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof
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