One Penny 2019 Silver, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Penny 2019 Silver, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinOne Penny 2019 Silver

One penny coins of this type are issued by the Royal Mint as "non-circulating legal tender" (NCLT) - i.e. for collectors, and are not intended for circulation.

This coin was issued to celebrate the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the first child of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan).

The Royal Mint says:
"Join The Royal Mint in welcoming The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child. To help continue the age-old tradition of crossing a baby's palm with silver, The Royal Mint has produced these charming sterling silver UK pennies.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s relationship has captivated the imaginations of people from all walks of life across the world. No doubt millions of fans across the globe will be wishing the new baby a happy and healthy life - one guided by the spirits of service and warmth exemplified by its mother and father.

Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, this sterling silver UK penny is the perfect way to capture such a joyful occasion."

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Obverse
United Kingdom / One Penny 2019 Silver - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Penny 2019 Silver - reverse photo

Within a beaded circle, a crowned portcullis with chains (an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII and now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster); around above, the denomination ONE PENNY; below, the date: 2019.

This is the same design as the first decimal British 1p coins.

Reverse Inscription ONE PENNY 2019
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated grade, packaged in a presentation folder, Royal Mint product code UK19RBSP, issue price £15.00.

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One Penny 2019 Silver: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Penny (NCLT)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.320 mm
Mass3.560 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-LNWZ-EMPX
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Celebrating the Birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s First Child 2019 UK Silver Penny
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Celebrating the Birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s First Child 2019 UK Silver Penny
Copyright: Royal Mint
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