United Kingdom: Coin Half Penny 1971 - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Half Penny 1971
CoinHalf Penny 1971

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Half Penny 1971 - obverse photo

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Reverse
United Kingdom / Half Penny 1971 - reverse photo

At centre, crown (representation of St Edward's Crown); around above, NEW PENNY; below, 1/2.

Reverse Inscription 1/2 NEW PENNY
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Half Penny 1971: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage 350,000 (included in total)
DetailsKrause proof set PS27, issued 1973.
Half Penny 1971: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Half Penny (14)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Half Penny 1971 1,394,538,250 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Half Penny 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Half Penny 1973 365,780,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Half Penny 1974 365,548,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Half Penny 1975 197,700,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Half Penny 1976 412,272,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Half Penny 1977 664,561,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Half Penny 1978 59,618,100 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Half Penny 1979 219,213,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Half Penny 1980 202,931,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Half Penny 1981 46,848,300 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Half Penny 1982 191,063,800 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Half Penny 1983 8,344,900 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only) 265,340 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Half Penny 1971: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeHalf Penny
Issued1971
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage1,394,538,250 (1.4 billion)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialBronze
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.1400
Thickness (mm)1
Mass (g)1.7800
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Half Penny 1971: Photos
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Coin - 1/2 New Penny, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1971
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