United Kingdom: Coin Half Penny 1972 (Proof only) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Half Penny 1972 (Proof only)
CoinHalf Penny 1972 (Proof only)

Proof FDC coins in mint sets only this year, none issued for general circulation.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Half Penny 1972 (Proof only) - 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 · 1972 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Reverse
United Kingdom / Half Penny 1972 (Proof only) - 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 1972 (Proof only): References to Information Used
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Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
All (14) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Half Penny
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 1972 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeHalf Penny
Issued1972
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage150,000
MaterialBronze
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.1400
Thickness (mm)1
Mass (g)1.7800
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Half Penny 1972 (Proof only): Photos
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Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Great Britain, 1972
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Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Great Britain, 1972
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Half Penny 1972 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs