United Kingdom: Coin Type One Penny (Dent design) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type One Penny (Dent design) (issued 2008 - )
Coin TypeOne Penny (Dent design)

In August 2005 the Royal Mint launched a competition to find new reverse designs for all circulating coins apart from the £2 coin. The winner, announced in April 2008, was Matthew Dent, whose designs were gradually introduced into the circulating British coinage from mid-2008. The designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety is featured on the £1 coin.

The 1p coin depicts the left section between the first and third quarter of the shield, representing England and Northern Ireland. The coin's obverse remains largely unchanged, but the beading (the ring of dots around the coin's circumference), which no longer features on the coin's reverse, has also been removed from the obverse.

Obverse

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

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

A small section of the Royal Arms is visible (the left section between the first and third quarter of the shield, parts of the Lion and the Harp representing England and Northern Ireland). When put together, coins of the different denominations of British pennies add up to a whole shield with the full Royal Arms.

Around left, the denomination ONE PENNY.

Reverse InscriptionONE PENNY
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: One Penny (Dent design) (12)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Penny 2008 (Dent design) 508,072,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
One Penny 2009 556,552,800 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2009
One Penny 2010 609,693,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2010
One Penny 2011 431,044,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2011
One Penny 2012 227,234,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2012
One Penny 2013 260,834,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2013
One Penny 2014 464,836,020 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2014
One Penny 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 154,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2015
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 418,201,016 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
One Penny 2016 371,002,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Penny 2017 240,999,600 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
One Penny 2018 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
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One Penny (Dent design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofOne Penny
From2008
Face Value1 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-plated steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.3000
Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)3.5600