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Coin: One Penny 1998
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeOne Penny (Steel, Ironside design)
Year1998 CurrentYes
Mintage739,929,862 (739.9 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 739,929,862 (739.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCopper-plated steel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.3000 Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)3.5600
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1998. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 1998.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1998
Reverse

Portcullis with chains crowned, an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII and now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster.

Reverse inscription1 ONE PENNY
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Penny 1998: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In mint sets 96,192 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in standard case 36,907 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in red leather case 26,763 (included in main number)
One Penny 1998: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 986
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4710
One Penny 1998: 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 and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs, mint sets
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