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Coin: Half Penny 1973
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny
Year1973 CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage365,780,000 (365.8 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 365,780,000 (365.8 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialBronze DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.1400 Thickness (mm)1
Mass (g)1.7800
Obverse

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 · 1973 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Reverse

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

Reverse inscription1/2 NEW PENNY
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Half Penny 1973: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 100,000 (included in main number)
Half Penny 1973: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 914
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4239
Half Penny 1973: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Half Penny 1973: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Great Britain, 1973
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List of all (14) coins of type: United Kingdom / Half Penny
Half Penny 1971 Half Penny 1972 (Proof only) Half Penny 1973 Half Penny 1974 Half Penny 1975 Half Penny 1976
Half Penny 1977 Half Penny 1978 Half Penny 1979 Half Penny 1980 Half Penny 1981 Half Penny 1982
Half Penny 1983 Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only)