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Great Britain 1957 "½ Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN'

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Description & Details

Summary

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Years 1954-1970
  • Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 LSD)
  • Demonetized 01-08-1969
  • References KM# 896

Great Britain 1957 "½ Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; without 'BRITT:OMN' Description

Obverse

Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around.

NOTE: without 'BRITT:OMN'

Lettering: +ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Mary Gillick 

Reverse

Three-masted ship (Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind) sailing left, denomination above, date below

Lettering: 
HALF PENNY
HP
1957

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget 

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 80 to the pound avoirdupois (1/5 ounce or 87½ grains).

Details

OPC PYFJXX
Brand
Great Britain

Detailed Product Information

MaterialBronze
ColourBronze
Width25.4mm
Length25.4mm
Height1.3mm
Weight5.67g
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