United Kingdom: Coin One Penny 2008 (Dent design) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin One Penny 2008 (Dent design)
CoinOne Penny 2008 (Dent design)

In August 2005 the Royal Mint launched a competition to find new reverse designs for all circulating coins apart from the £2 coin. The winner, announced in April 2008, was Matthew Dent, whose designs were gradually introduced into the circulating British coinage from mid-2008. The designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety is featured on the £1 coin.

The 1p coin depicts the left section between the first and third quarter of the shield, representing England and Northern Ireland. The coin's obverse remains largely unchanged, but the beading (the ring of dots around the coin's circumference), which no longer features on the coin's reverse, has also been removed from the obverse.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / One Penny 2008 (Dent design) - obverse photo

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Penny 2008 (Dent design) - reverse photo

A small section of the Royal Arms is visible (the left section between the first and third quarter of the shield, parts of the Lion and the Harp representing England and Northern Ireland). When put together, coins of the different denominations of British pennies add up to a whole shield with the full Royal Arms.

Around left, the denomination ONE PENNY.

Reverse Inscription ONE PENNY
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
One Penny 2008 (Dent design): Known varieties
Variety In The Royal Shield of Arms mint sets
Mintage 100,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 20,000 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 10,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details3.56 g., 0.925 Silver 0.1059 oz. ASW.
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 3,000
Material0.925 Silver
Variety Gold Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 886
Material0.9167 Gold
Details0.9167 Gold, 20.3 mm.
Variety Platinum Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 184
One Penny 2008 (Dent design): 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
All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: One Penny (50)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Penny 1971 1,522,016,250 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
One Penny 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
One Penny 1973 280,296,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
One Penny 1974 330,992,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
One Penny 1975 221,704,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
One Penny 1976 300,260,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
One Penny 1977 285,623,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
One Penny 1978 292,856,100 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
One Penny 1979 459,081,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
One Penny 1980 416,447,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
One Penny 1981 301,900,300 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
One Penny 1982 100,603,800 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
One Penny 1983 243,746,900 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
One Penny 1984 155,034,965 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
One Penny 1985 200,885,635 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
One Penny 1986 370,260,951 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
One Penny 1987 500,207,084 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
One Penny 1988 793,705,381 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
One Penny 1989 658,305,273 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
One Penny 1990 529,229,158 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
One Penny 1991 206,587,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
One Penny 1992 254,007,747 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
One Penny 1993 602,713,025 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
One Penny 1994 844,078,692 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
One Penny 1995 303,480,286 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
One Penny 1996 723,994,142 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
One Penny 1997 397,064,305 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
One Penny 1998 739,929,862 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1998
One Penny 1999 891,608,840 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1999
One Penny 2000 1,060,610,219 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2000
One Penny 2001 928,805,113 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2001
One Penny 2002 601,567,309 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2002
One Penny 2003 539,592,512 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2003
One Penny 2004 739,883,637 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2004
One Penny 2005 536,318,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2005
One Penny 2006 524,742,798 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2006
One Penny 2007 548,132,093 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2007
One Penny 2008 (Ironside design) 180,772,577 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
One Penny 2008 (Dent design) 508,072,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
One Penny 2009 556,552,800 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2009
One Penny 2010 609,693,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2010
One Penny 2011 431,044,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2011
One Penny 2012 227,234,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2012
One Penny 2013 260,834,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2013
One Penny 2014 464,836,020 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2014
One Penny 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 154,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2015
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 418,201,016 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
One Penny 2016 371,002,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Penny 2017 240,999,600 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
One Penny 2018 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
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One Penny 2008 (Dent design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Penny (Dent design)
Issued2008
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
Mintage508,072,000 (508.1 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCopper-plated steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.3000
Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)3.5600
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One Penny 2008 (Dent design): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, Penny, 2008
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Coin, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, Penny, 2008
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One Penny 2008 (Dent design): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1107
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4711
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1107a (Silver), 1107b (Gold)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1107c (Platinum)