UK Decimal Halfpenny 1971-1981

The Decimal Halfpenny 71-81 coin was part of the UK Decimal Coins 1968 – Present series of United Kingdom. The coin was minted by the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Wales, Great Britain between the years 1971 and 1981. The coin itself was made of 90-70% Copper, 10-30% Tin and had a plain smooth edge. This circular coin had a raised dotten circle rim. It weighed 1.78 grams, and had a diameter of 17.14mm. The known mintage of the Decimal Halfpenny 71-81 coin is 3,331,162,850


The front of the coin features a Small St Edward’s Crown above the coin value ½. The coin designer was Christopher Ironside.

The back of the coin features a Young bust queen Elizabeth II. The coin designer of the back of the coin was Arnold Machin. The legend of the coin reads ELIZABETH‧II on the right and D‧G‧REG‧F‧D‧on the left. (Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix, translation: By the Grace of God, Queen Defender of the Faith).




Date Denomination Mintage AG3 G4 VG8 F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1971  1/2 New Penny 1,394,188,250 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.00 $1.25 $1.75 $0.00
1971 Proof 1/2 New Penny 350,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.75
1972 Proof 1/2 New Penny 150,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00
1973  1/2 New Penny 365,680,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.00 $1.25 $1.75 $0.00
1973 Proof 1/2 New Penny 100,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50
1974  1/2 New Penny 365,448,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.00 $1.25 $1.75 $0.00
1974 Proof 1/2 New Penny 100,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00
1975  1/2 New Penny 197,600,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.00 $1.25 $1.75 $0.00
1975 Proof 1/2 New Penny 100,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00
1976  1/2 New Penny 412,172,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.15 $0.00 $1.25 $1.75 $0.00
1976 Proof 1/2 New Penny 100,000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.00

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