United Kingdom: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coin types.

United Kingdom (1801 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by United Kingdom, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Notes

Please note: this section is still under construction!

On 1 January 1801, the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland merged to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the United Kingdom, and the state was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - its formal name at present.

If you are looking for coins issued before 1801, see listings under Great Britain.

Currency: Pound Sterling (pre-decimal). Used in United Kingdom: (1801 - 1971)
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Used1801 - 1971
Description

Prior to 1971, one pound was subdivided into 20 shillings and each shilling into 12 pence, making 240 pence to the pound (hence the currency was not decimal).

Maundy Fourpence (Pre-decimal) (demonetised 1971)
152 coins (1817 - 1970). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Fourpence 1817 (Maundy) 1,386
Fourpence 1818 (Maundy) 1,188
Fourpence 1820 (Maundy) 990
Fourpence 1822 (Maundy) 2,970
Fourpence 1823 (Maundy) 1,980
Fourpence 1824 (Maundy) 1,584
Fourpence 1825 (Maundy) 2,376
Fourpence 1826 (Maundy) 2,376
Fourpence 1827 (Maundy) 2,772
Fourpence 1828 (Maundy) 2,772
Fourpence 1829 (Maundy) 2,772
Fourpence 1830 (Maundy) 2,772
Fourpence 1831 (Maundy) 3,564
Fourpence 1832 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1833 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1834 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1835 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1836 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1837 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125
Fourpence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125
Fourpence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574
Fourpence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125
Fourpence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488
Fourpence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488
Fourpence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488
Fourpence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1856 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1857 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1858 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1859 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1860 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1861 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1862 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1863 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1864 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1865 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1866 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1867 (Maundy) 4,158
Fourpence 1868 (Maundy) 4,158
Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal) (demonetised 1971)
152 coins (1817 - 1970). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Threepence 1817 (Maundy) 1,584
Threepence 1818 (Maundy) 1,584
Threepence 1820 (Maundy) 1,320
Threepence 1822 (Maundy) 3,960
Threepence 1823 (Maundy) 2,640
Threepence 1824 (Maundy) 2,112
Threepence 1825 (Maundy) 3,432
Threepence 1826 (Maundy) 3,432
Threepence 1827 (Maundy) 3,168
Threepence 1828 (Maundy) 3,168
Threepence 1829 (Maundy) 3,168
Threepence 1830 (Maundy) 3,168
Threepence 1831 (Maundy) 3,960
Threepence 1832 (Maundy) 2,904
Threepence 1833 (Maundy) 2,904
Threepence 1834 (Maundy) 2,904
Threepence 1835 (Maundy) 2,904
Threepence 1836 (Maundy) 2,904
Threepence 1837 (Maundy) 2,904
Threepence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125
Threepence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125
Threepence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574
Threepence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125
Threepence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488
Threepence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488
Threepence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488
Threepence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1856 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1857 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1858 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1859 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1860 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1861 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1862 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1863 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1864 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1865 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1866 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1867 (Maundy) 4,158
Threepence 1868 (Maundy) 4,158
Maundy Twopence (Pre-decimal) (demonetised 1971)
152 coins (1817 - 1970). Showing first 50 only.
Currency: Pound Sterling. Used in United Kingdom: (1971 - present)
CurrencyPound Sterling
PeriodPound Sterling
Used1971 - present
Description

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny).

On 15 February 1971, the UK decimalised (switched from the old, non-decimal Pound Sterling), replacing the shilling and penny with a single subdivision, the new penny. £1 12s 6d became £1.62½. The word "new" was omitted from coins after 1981.

Maundy Fourpence (Decimal)
50 coins (1971 - 2020)
Coin NameMintage
Fourpence 1971 (Maundy) 1,108
Fourpence 1972 (Maundy) 1,118
Fourpence 1973 (Maundy) 1,098
Fourpence 1974 (Maundy) 1,138
Fourpence 1975 (Maundy) 1,148
Fourpence 1976 (Maundy) 1,158
Fourpence 1977 (Maundy) 1,138
Fourpence 1978 (Maundy) 1,178
Fourpence 1979 (Maundy) 1,188
Fourpence 1980 (Maundy) 1,306
Fourpence 1981 (Maundy) 1,288
Fourpence 1982 (Maundy) 1,330
Fourpence 1983 (Maundy) 1,342
Fourpence 1984 (Maundy) 1,354
Fourpence 1985 (Maundy) 1,366
Fourpence 1986 (Maundy) 1,378
Fourpence 1987 (Maundy) 1,390
Fourpence 1988 (Maundy) 1,402
Fourpence 1989 (Maundy) 1,353
Fourpence 1990 (Maundy) 1,523
Fourpence 1991 (Maundy) 1,514
Fourpence 1992 (Maundy) 1,556
Fourpence 1993 (Maundy) 1,440
Fourpence 1994 (Maundy) 1,433
Fourpence 1995 (Maundy) 1,466
Fourpence 1996 (Maundy) 1,629
Fourpence 1997 (Maundy) 1,786
Fourpence 1998 (Maundy) 1,654
Fourpence 1999 (Maundy) 1,676
Fourpence 2000 (Maundy) 14,866
Fourpence 2001 (Maundy) 1,132
Fourpence 2002 (Maundy) 1,681
Fourpence 2003 (Maundy) 1,608
Fourpence 2004 (Maundy) 1,613
Fourpence 2005 (Maundy) 1,685
Fourpence 2006 (Maundy) 8,205
Fourpence 2007 (Maundy) 1,822
Fourpence 2008 (Maundy) 1,833
Fourpence 2009 (Maundy) 1,602
Fourpence 2010 (Maundy) 1,787
Fourpence 2011 (Maundy) 1,906
Fourpence 2012 (Maundy) 1,633
Fourpence 2013 (Maundy) 1,803
Fourpence 2014 (Maundy) 2,049
Fourpence 2015 (Maundy) 1,721
Fourpence 2016 (Maundy) 1,940
Fourpence 2017 (Maundy) unknown
Fourpence 2018 (Maundy) unknown
Fourpence 2019 (Maundy) unknown
Fourpence 2020 (Maundy) unknown
Maundy Threepence (Decimal)
50 coins (1971 - 2020)
Coin NameMintage
Threepence 1971 (Maundy) 1,018
Threepence 1972 (Maundy) 1,026
Threepence 1973 (Maundy) 1,098
Threepence 1974 (Maundy) 1,138
Threepence 1975 (Maundy) 1,148
Threepence 1976 (Maundy) 1,158
Threepence 1977 (Maundy) 1,138
Threepence 1978 (Maundy) 1,178
Threepence 1979 (Maundy) 1,294
Threepence 1980 (Maundy) 1,198
Threepence 1981 (Maundy) 1,178
Threepence 1982 (Maundy) 1,218
Threepence 1983 (Maundy) 1,342
Threepence 1984 (Maundy) 1,354
Threepence 1985 (Maundy) 1,366
Threepence 1986 (Maundy) 1,378
Threepence 1987 (Maundy) 1,390
Threepence 1988 (Maundy) 1,528
Threepence 1989 (Maundy) 1,353
Threepence 1990 (Maundy) 1,523
Threepence 1991 (Maundy) 1,384
Threepence 1992 (Maundy) 1,424
Threepence 1993 (Maundy) 1,440
Threepence 1994 (Maundy) 1,433
Threepence 1995 (Maundy) 1,466
Threepence 1996 (Maundy) 1,629
Threepence 1997 (Maundy) 1,786
Threepence 1998 (Maundy) 1,654
Threepence 1999 (Maundy) 1,676
Threepence 2000 (Maundy) 14,866
Threepence 2001 (Maundy) 1,132
Threepence 2002 (Maundy) 1,681
Threepence 2003 (Maundy) 1,608
Threepence 2004 (Maundy) 1,613
Threepence 2005 (Maundy) 1,685
Threepence 2006 (Maundy) 8,205
Threepence 2007 (Maundy) 1,822
Threepence 2008 (Maundy) 1,833
Threepence 2009 (Maundy) 1,794
Threepence 2010 (Maundy) 1,617
Threepence 2011 (Maundy) 1,734
Threepence 2012 (Maundy) 1,981
Threepence 2013 (Maundy) 1,803
Threepence 2014 (Maundy) 1,693
Threepence 2015 (Maundy) 2,261
Threepence 2016 (Maundy) 1,940
Threepence 2017 (Maundy) unknown
Threepence 2018 (Maundy) unknown
Threepence 2019 (Maundy) unknown
Threepence 2020 (Maundy) unknown
Maundy Twopence (Decimal)
50 coins (1971 - 2020)
Fifty Pounds
2 coins (2015 - 2016)
Crown (Five Pounds)
92 coins (1990 - 2020). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Five Pounds 1990 Queen Mother 2,806,681
Five Pounds 1993 Coronation Anniversary 1,900,735
Five Pounds 1996 Queen's 70th Birthday 2,536,992
Five Pounds 1997 Golden Wedding 1,733,000
Five Pounds 1998 Prince Charles 1,570,970
Five Pounds 1999 Princess Diana 2,698,150
Five Pounds 1999 Millennium 2,698,150
Five Pounds 2000 Millennium 1,573,546
Five Pounds 2000 Queen Mother 1,573,546
Five Pounds 2001 Queen Victoria 900,863
Five Pounds 2002 Golden Jubilee 1,734,622
Five Pounds 2002 Queen Mother 1,734,621
Five Pounds 2003 Coronation Jubilee 1,451,141
Five Pounds 2004 Entente Cordiale 1,228,166
Five Pounds 2005 Trafalgar 537,758
Five Pounds 2005 Nelson 537,758
Five Pounds 2006 Queen's 80th Birthday 420,746
Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding 329,632
Five Pounds 2008 Queen Elizabeth I 113,729
Five Pounds 2008 Prince Charles 105,167
Five Pounds 2009 King Henry VIII 101,557
Five Pounds 2010 Restoration of the Monarchy 61,091
Five Pounds 2011 Prince Philip 47,704
Five Pounds 2011 Royal Wedding 250,000
Five Pounds 2012 Diamond Jubilee 528,800
Five Pounds 2013 Coronation Anniversary 100,986
Five Pounds 2013 Royal Birth 7,460
Five Pounds 2013 Prince George Christening 56,014
Five Pounds 2013 First Portrait 1,465
Five Pounds 2013 Second Portrait 1,465
Five Pounds 2013 Third Portrait 1,465
Five Pounds 2013 Fourth Portrait 1,465
Five Pounds 2014 Queen Anne 40,170
Five Pounds 2014 Prince George Birthday 7,451
Five Pounds 2014 Big Ben 1,299
Five Pounds 2014 Buckingham Palace 1,299
Five Pounds 2014 Trafalgar Square 1,299
Five Pounds 2014 Tower Bridge 1,299
Five Pounds 2015 Churchill 66,864
Five Pounds 2015 Battle of Waterloo (Fourth Portrait) 66,948
Five Pounds 2015 Battle of Waterloo (Fifth Portrait) 2,523
Five Pounds 2015 Birth of Princess Charlotte unknown
Five Pounds 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening 4,842
Five Pounds 2015 Prince George Birthday 4,009
Five Pounds 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 48,848
Five Pounds 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 120,651
Five Pounds 2016 Lake District 1,098
Five Pounds 2016 Giant's Causeway 1,098
Five Pounds 2016 White Cliffs of Dover 1,098
Five Pounds 2016 Snowdonia 1,098
Crown (25 Pence)
4 coins (1972 - 1981)
Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
48 coins (2009 - 2020)
Coin NameMintage
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics 19,751
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) 1,039
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 1
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) 18
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) 17
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 26
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) 22
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) 26
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) 17
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) 17
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) 15
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) 25
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) 22
Fifty Pence 2018 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Stephen Hawking (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Peter Rabbit (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo and Mouse (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) unknown
Fifty Pence 2020 Team GB unknown
Fifty Pence 2020 Megalosaurus unknown
Fifty Pence 2020 Iguanodon unknown
Fifty Pence 2020 Hylaeosaurus unknown
Fifty Pence 2020 Peter Rabbit unknown
Sixpence (Decimal)
5 coins (2016 - 2020)
Coin NameMintage
Sixpence 2016 10,405
Sixpence 2017 unknown
Sixpence 2018 unknown
Sixpence 2019 unknown
Sixpence 2020 unknown
One Penny (NCLT)
3 coins (2018 - 2020)
Coin NameMintage
One Penny 2018 Silver unknown
One Penny 2019 Silver unknown
One Penny 2020 Silver unknown
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