Great Britain: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

Great Britain (1707 - 1800)
Information about what currencies were issued by Great Britain, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Notes

Please note: this section is still under construction!

On 1 January 1801, the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland merged to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the United Kingdom, and the state was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - its formal name at present.

If you are looking for coins issued after 1800, see listings under United Kingdom.

Currency: Pound Sterling (Great Britain). Used in Great Britain: (1707 - 1801)
CurrencyPound Sterling (Great Britain)
PeriodPound Sterling
Used1707 - 1801
Description

The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous usage since its inception.

Prior to 1971, one pound was subdivided into 20 shillings and each shilling into 12 pence, making 240 pence to the pound.

While it has technically been the same currency since 770 (i.e. it has only evolved but was never replaced with another currency for twelve and a half centuries), it has been separately listed for the purposes of this site as several currencies. This is done for convenience only (there would be too many coins listed for one currency otherwise) as well as for consistency - while the currency itself did not change, the country did; from Anglo-Saxon England it became (Norman) England, then Great Britain, then the United Kingdom of today.

Sixpence (Pattern)
1 coin (1790)
Coin NameMintage
Sixpence 1790 (Pattern) unknown
Halfpenny (Pattern)
3 coins (1707 - 1799)
Unsorted
43 products (1750 - 1797)
Product NameMintage
Coin Weight for Portuguese 8 Escudo Gold Coin unknown
Advertising Token Sir Samuel Hannays unknown
Halfpenny Token 1789 Shropshire Coalbrook unknown
Halfpenny Token Middlesex End of Pain unknown
Halfpenny Token 1791 Cheshire Macclesfield unknown
Halfpenny Token 1791 Lancashire Rochdale unknown
Halfpenny Token Gloucestershire Beggar unknown
Halfpenny Token Norfolk Norwich unknown
Farthing Token Adam and Eve unknown
Halfpenny Token 1793 Lancashire Manchester unknown
Halfpenny Token 1793 Norfolk Norwich Campin unknown
Halfpenny Token 1793 Staffordshire Leek unknown
Halfpenny Token 1793 Hampshire Petersfield unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Suffolk Bungay unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Somerset Bath unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Middlesex J. Fowler unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Somerset Niblocks unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Hampshire Portsea unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Somerset Bath Botanic Gardens unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Herefordshire Honiatt unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Kent Appledore unknown
Halfpenny Token 1794 Middlesex Thomas Hardy Acquitted unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Middlesex Filtered Water unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Yorkshire York Cathedral unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Gloucester Brimscombe Port unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Somerset Bristol unknown
Halfpenny Token Suffolk Haverhill unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Kent Maidstone unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Middlesex Moore unknown
Halfpenny Token Norfolk Norwich Prosperity unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 London Corresponding Society unknown
Farthing Token 1795 Middlesex Spence unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Middlesex T Halls unknown
Farthing Token Warwickshire Lutwyche Manufactory unknown
Farthing Token 1795 Surrey Denton's Mule unknown
Halfpenny Token Middlesex Erskine unknown
Halfpenny Token 1795 Somerset Bath Heath unknown
Halfpenny Token 1796 Middlesex Political unknown
Halfpenny Token 1796 Kent Tenterden unknown
Farthing Token Pidcock Elephant and Pelican unknown
Farthing Token Middlesex Denton unknown
Halfpenny Token 1796 Middlesex Spence's Fox - Soldier and Two Citizens unknown
Halfpenny Token 1797 Bedford unknown
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