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Coin: Penny 1995 (Maundy)
Description

Maundy coins are specially minted in varying (but always small) mintage for ceremonial purposes and not intended as circulating currency. They are handed by the British monarch in person to selected deserving individuals once every year. They are issued in "prooflike" condition and usually remain in it, especially the more recent ones.

Maundy money has remained in much the same form since 1670, and the coins used for the Maundy ceremony have traditionally been struck in sterling silver, save for the brief interruptions of Henry VIII’s debasement of the coinage and the general change to 50% silver coins in 1920. The sterling silver standard (92.5%) was resumed following the Coinage Act of 1946.

This Maundy one penny coin was distributed by Queen Elizabeth II (together with a twopence coin, a threepence and a fourpence) at the 1995 Maundy ceremony which was held at Coventry Cathedral.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeMaundy Penny (Decimal)
Year1995 CurrentYes
Mintage1,466 (1466)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 1,466 (1466)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerJean Baptise Merlen
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)11.1500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)0.4700
Obverse

Laureate young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "First Portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G. (for Mary Gillick) are incuse on the base of the neck truncation.

The monarch's legend runs continuously all around the bust: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Reverse

Within an open oak wreath, the numeral 1 representing the denomination of one penny; the number is below a crown and divides the date: 1995.

Reverse inscription1 1995
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Penny 1995 (Maundy): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 898
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4215
Penny 1995 (Maundy): References to Information Used
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Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Mint 2016 History link
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