United Kingdom: Coin Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only)
CoinHalf Penny 1984 (mint sets only)

No circulation half penny coins were struck in 1984, only 106,520 proofs and 158,820 brilliant uncirculated coins for the mint sets of the year.

These were the last coins issued in the half penny denomination; it was demonetised and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Half Penny 1984 (mint sets 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 · 1984 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Reverse
United Kingdom / Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only) - reverse photo

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

Reverse Inscription 1/2 HALF PENNY
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage 106,520 (included in total)
Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
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
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Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeHalf Penny
Issued1984
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1984)
Mintage265,340
MaterialBronze
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.1400
Thickness (mm)1
Mass (g)1.7800
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Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 1/2 Penny, 1984
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 1/2 Penny, 1984
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Half Penny 1984 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 926
Royal Mint4240