List of British coins denominations types

 

The obverse of the British coins features a portrait of the monarch. Varieties of portraits can be viewed on the page dedicated to the coins of this king (queen). The reverse types of British coins are discussed here.

Farthing types

1. From XII century to 1613 - silver farthing

coin English old silver - Edward I farthing

 

2. 1613 - copper farthing plated tin (to resemble a silver coin).

 

3. 1660-1824  - copper farthings (22-23 mm.) with Britannia seated to the left.

coin UK old 1 farthing 1737

 

4. 1824-1860 - copper farthings (22 mm.) with Britannia seated to the right

coin UK old farthing 1831 

 

5. 1860-1936 - bronze farthings (20 mm.) with Britannia seated to the right

coin UK old farthing 1913 

 

6. 1936-1956 - bronze farthings (20 mm.) with wren to the left

coin Great Britain farthing 1955

 

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1/2 (half) Penny types

1. Pre-1936 - design is exactly the same as 1 penny coins (see section below).

2. 1936-1967 - bronze 1/2 penny with "Bluenose" schooner.

coin UK half penny 1967

 

3. 1968-1981 - bronze 1/2 "new" penny with royal crown.

coin Great Britain 1 penny 1975

 

4. 1982-1984 - bronze 1/2 penny with royal crown.

coin UK 1/2 penny 1982 

 

 

Penny types

1.  From VIII century to 1717 - silver penny.

coin English old silver - Edward I penny

 

2. 1797 - copper "cartwheel" penny.

coin UK old 1 penny 1797

 

3. 1806-1807, copper penny with Britannia to the right.

coin Great Britain 1 penny 1806

 

4. 1825-1860 - copper penny with Britannia to the left.

coin UK old 1 penny 1826 

 

4. 1861-1967 - bronze penny with Britannia to the left.

coin UK penny 1967 

 

5. 1971-1981 - bronze "new" penny with portcullis.

coin Great Britain 1 penny 1976

 

6. 1982-1992 - bronze penny with portcullis.

coin Great Britain 1 penny 1984

 

 

7. 1992-2008 copper plated steel penny with portcullis.

coin UK 1 penny 1998

 

8. Since 2008 - copper plated steel penny with part of the coat of arms of the United Kingdom.

coin UK 1 penny 2011

 

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