Halfpenny (Pre-decimal), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Halfpenny (Pre-decimal), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1806 - 1970)
Coin TypeHalfpenny (Pre-decimal)

The British pre-decimal halfpenny coin (abbreviated as ½d), usually simply known as a halfpenny or half penny, was a unit of currency that equalled half of a penny or one four-hundred-and-eightieth of a pound sterling. Originally the halfpenny was minted in copper, but after 1860 it was minted in bronze. The halfpenny featured two different designs on its obverse during its years in circulation. From 1672 until 1936 the image of Britannia appeared on the reverse, and from 1937 onwards the image of the Golden Hind appeared. Like all British coinage, it bore the portrait of the monarch on the obverse and a legend in Latin.

Before Decimal Day in 1971 there were two hundred and forty pence in one pound sterling. Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound. Values less than a pound were usually written in terms of shillings and pence, e.g. forty-two pence would be three shillings and six pence (3/6), pronounced "three and six". Values of less than a shilling were simply written in terms of pence, e.g. eight pence would be 8d ("d" is abbreviated from the Roman "denarius", of which the penny is a direct descendant).

Various British colonies, dominions and dependencies also issued their own versions of the half penny denomination, usually to be used in parallel with their Imperial counterpart and with compatible dimensions and composition but sometimes made deliberately different, e.g. with a central hole. For these, see:

- Bahamas Colony, One Penny - equal in size but denominated as one penny; issued 1806 only
- Ionian Islands, One Obol - issued in 1819 only, demonetised 1864
- British West Africa, Halfpenny - with central hole, issued 1911 to 1952, demonetised 1968
- Australia, Halfpenny - issued 1911 to 1964, withdrawn 1966 (not demonetised)
- New Guinea, Half Penny - with central hole, issued 1929 only, demonetised 1966
- Fiji, Halfpenny - with central hole, issued 1934 to 1954, demonetised 1969
- New Zealand, Halfpenny - issued 1940 to 1965, demonetised 1967
- Nigeria, Halfpenny - with central hole, issued 1959 only, demonetised 1973

The pre-decimal halfpenny was demonetised before decimalisation and ceased to be legal tender from 31 July 1969. The new decimal half penny was much smaller in size, and was itself demonetised in 1984.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Halfpenny (Pre-decimal) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Halfpenny (Pre-decimal) - reverse photo

Reverse Inscription
Edge
Edge Inscription
All Coins of Type: Halfpenny (Pre-decimal) (136)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Halfpenny 1806 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1806 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1806 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Soho Mint
Mintage: unknown
Halfpenny 1807 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1807 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1807 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Soho Mint
Mintage: unknown
Halfpenny 1825 Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 215,040
Halfpenny 1826 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1826 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1826 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,031,630
Halfpenny 1827 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1827 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1827 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,376,000
Halfpenny 1831 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1831 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1831 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 806,400
Halfpenny 1834 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1834 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1834 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 537,600
Halfpenny 1837 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1837 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1837 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 349,440
Halfpenny 1838 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1838 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1838 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 456,960
Halfpenny 1839 (Proof only) United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1839 (Proof only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1839 (Proof only) - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Halfpenny 1841 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1841 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1841 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,075,200
Halfpenny 1843 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1843 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1843 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 967,680
Halfpenny 1844 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1844 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1844 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,075,200
Halfpenny 1845 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1845 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1845 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,075,200
Halfpenny 1846 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1846 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1846 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 860,160
Halfpenny 1847 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1847 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1847 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 752,640
Halfpenny 1848 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1848 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1848 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 322,560
Halfpenny 1851 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1851 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1851 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 215,040
Halfpenny 1852 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1852 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1852 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 637,056
Halfpenny 1853 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1853 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1853 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,559,040
Halfpenny 1854 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1854 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1854 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,354,048
Halfpenny 1855 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1855 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1855 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,455,837
Halfpenny 1856 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1856 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1856 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,942,080
Halfpenny 1857 Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,182,720
Halfpenny 1858 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1858 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1858 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,472,960
Halfpenny 1859 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1859 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1859 - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,290,240
Halfpenny 1860 (Large) United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1860 (Large) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1860 (Large) - obverse photo Material: Copper
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Halfpenny 1860 (Small) United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1860 (Small) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1860 (Small) - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,630,400
Halfpenny 1861 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1861 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1861 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 54,118,400
Halfpenny 1862 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1862 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1862 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 61,107,200
Halfpenny 1863 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1863 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1863 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 15,948,800
Halfpenny 1864 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1864 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1864 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 537,600
Halfpenny 1865 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1865 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1865 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,064,000
Halfpenny 1866 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1866 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1866 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,508,800
Halfpenny 1867 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1867 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1867 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,508,800
Halfpenny 1868 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1868 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1868 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,046,400
Halfpenny 1869 Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,225,600
Halfpenny 1870 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1870 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1870 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,350,739
Halfpenny 1871 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1871 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1871 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,075,280
Halfpenny 1872 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1872 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1872 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,659,410
Halfpenny 1873 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1873 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1873 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,404,880
Halfpenny 1874 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1874 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1874 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 5,017,600
- Royal Mint: 1,347,665
Total Mintage: 6,365,265
Halfpenny 1875 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1875 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1875 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 5,430,815
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 1,254,400
Total Mintage: 6,685,215
Halfpenny 1876 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1876 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1876 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 6,809,600
Halfpenny 1877 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1877 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1877 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,209,505
Halfpenny 1878 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1878 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1878 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,425,535
Halfpenny 1879 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1879 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1879 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,582,545
Halfpenny 1880 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1880 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1880 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,423,465
Halfpenny 1881 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1881 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1881 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,007,515
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 1,792,000
Total Mintage: 3,799,515
Halfpenny 1882 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1882 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1882 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 4,480,000
Halfpenny 1883 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1883 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1883 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,000,725
Halfpenny 1884 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1884 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1884 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,989,580
Halfpenny 1885 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1885 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1885 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,600,574
Halfpenny 1886 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1886 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1886 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,586,155
Halfpenny 1887 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1887 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1887 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,701,305
Halfpenny 1888 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1888 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1888 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,814,070
Halfpenny 1889 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1889 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1889 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,748,234
Halfpenny 1890 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1890 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1890 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,254,235
Halfpenny 1891 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1891 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1891 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,192,260
Halfpenny 1892 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1892 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1892 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,478,335
Halfpenny 1893 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1893 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1893 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,229,344
Halfpenny 1894 Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,767,635
Halfpenny 1895 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1895 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1895 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,032,154
Halfpenny 1896 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1896 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1896 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,142,500
Halfpenny 1897 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1897 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1897 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,690,315
Halfpenny 1898 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1898 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1898 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,595,180
Halfpenny 1899 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1899 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1899 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,108,001
Halfpenny 1900 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1900 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1900 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,805,190
Halfpenny 1901 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1901 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1901 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,127,360
Halfpenny 1902 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1902 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1902 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,672,960
Halfpenny 1903 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1903 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1903 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,450,880
Halfpenny 1904 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1904 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1904 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,131,200
Halfpenny 1905 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1905 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1905 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,124,800
Halfpenny 1906 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1906 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1906 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,101,440
Halfpenny 1907 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1907 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1907 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,849,280
Halfpenny 1908 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1908 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1908 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,620,800
Halfpenny 1909 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1909 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1909 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,279,040
Halfpenny 1910 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1910 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1910 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,769,920
Halfpenny 1911 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1911 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1911 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,570,880
Halfpenny 1912 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1912 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1912 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 21,185,920
Halfpenny 1913 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1913 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1913 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 17,476,480
Halfpenny 1914 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1914 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1914 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 20,289,111
Halfpenny 1915 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1915 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1915 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 21,563,040
Halfpenny 1916 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1916 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1916 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 39,386,143
Halfpenny 1917 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1917 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1917 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 38,245,436
Halfpenny 1918 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1918 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1918 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 22,321,072
Halfpenny 1919 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1919 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1919 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 28,104,001
Halfpenny 1920 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1920 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1920 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 35,146,793
Halfpenny 1921 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1921 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1921 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 28,027,293
Halfpenny 1922 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1922 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1922 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,734,964
Halfpenny 1923 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1923 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1923 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,266,282
Halfpenny 1924 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1924 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1924 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,971,038
Halfpenny 1925 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1925 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1925 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,216,123
Halfpenny 1926 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1926 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1926 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,712,306
Halfpenny 1927 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1927 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1927 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 15,589,622
Halfpenny 1928 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1928 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1928 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 20,935,200
Halfpenny 1929 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1929 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1929 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,680,000
Halfpenny 1930 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1930 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1930 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,532,800
Halfpenny 1931 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1931 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1931 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,137,600
Halfpenny 1932 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1932 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1932 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 14,448,000
Halfpenny 1933 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1933 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1933 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,560,000
Halfpenny 1934 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1934 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1934 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,704,000
Halfpenny 1935 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1935 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1935 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,180,000
Halfpenny 1936 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1936 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1936 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 19,807,200
Halfpenny 1937 Edward VIII (not released) Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Halfpenny 1937 George VI United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1937 George VI - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1937 George VI - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 27,732,002
Halfpenny 1938 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1938 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1938 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 40,320,000
Halfpenny 1939 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1939 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1939 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 28,924,800
Halfpenny 1940 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1940 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1940 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 32,162,400
Halfpenny 1941 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1941 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1941 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 45,120,000
Halfpenny 1942 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1942 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1942 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 71,908,800
Halfpenny 1943 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1943 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1943 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 76,200,000
Halfpenny 1944 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1944 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1944 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 81,840,000
Halfpenny 1945 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1945 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1945 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 57,000,000
Halfpenny 1946 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1946 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1946 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 22,725,600
Halfpenny 1947 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1947 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1947 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 21,266,400
Halfpenny 1948 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1948 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1948 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 26,947,200
Halfpenny 1949 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1949 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1949 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 24,744,000
Halfpenny 1950 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1950 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1950 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 24,171,113
Halfpenny 1951 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1951 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1951 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 14,888,000
Halfpenny 1952 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1952 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1952 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 33,278,400
Halfpenny 1953 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1953 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1953 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,950,000
Halfpenny 1954 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1954 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1954 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 19,375,200
Halfpenny 1955 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1955 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1955 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 18,465,600
Halfpenny 1956 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1956 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1956 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 21,799,200
Halfpenny 1957 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1957 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1957 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 39,672,000
Halfpenny 1958 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1958 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1958 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 66,283,200
Halfpenny 1959 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1959 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1959 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 79,224,000
Halfpenny 1960 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1960 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1960 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 41,340,000
Halfpenny 1962 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1962 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1962 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 41,779,200
Halfpenny 1963 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1963 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1963 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 44,766,080
Halfpenny 1964 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1964 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1964 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 72,134,400
Halfpenny 1965 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1965 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1965 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 105,964,800
Halfpenny 1966 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1966 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1966 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 96,081,600
Halfpenny 1967 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1967 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1967 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 146,491,200
Halfpenny 1970 United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1970 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Halfpenny 1970 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 750,476
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Halfpenny (Pre-decimal): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-types Halfpenny (Britannia, first design)
Halfpenny (Britannia, second design)
Halfpenny (Britannia, third design)
Halfpenny (Britannia, fourth design)
Halfpenny (Ship)
From1806
To1970
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
Halfpenny (Pre-decimal): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin - Halfpenny, George III, Great Britain, 1807
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Britannia, first design (1806 - 1807).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Britannia, second design (1825 - 1860).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1860
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Britannia, third design (1860 - 1894).
Source
Great Britain 1930 1/2 Penny
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Notes: Britannia, fourth design (1895 - 1936).
Source
Great Britain 1939 1/2 Penny
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Notes: Golden Hind ship (1937 - 1970).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, George III, Great Britain, 1807
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George III (1806 - 1807).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King William IV (1831 - 1837).
Source
Great Britain 1852 half penny
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Young head (1838 - 1860).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1860
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Bun head (1860 - 1894).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1895
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Veiled head (1895 - 1901).
Source
Coin - Halfpenny, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
Source
Great Britain 1930 1/2 Penny
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Source
Great Britain 1939 1/2 Penny
Copyright: smarty_marty24
Source