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United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Crown=5 shillings; Florin=2 shillings; Shilling=12 pence; Penny=4 farthings (till 1968)

George V (1910-1936)

coin UK old coin crown 1935
1 crown 1935

silver
Silver Jubilee of Reign
CROWN 1935 / St. George slaying the dragon
CEORGIVS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IMD IMP / Head left
Coin value - $20-25

 

 

George VI (1936-1952)

coin UK coin 5 shillings (crown) 1951
Crown 1951

copper-nickel
Festival of Britain
1951 / St. George slaying the dragon
FIVE SHILLINGS / GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D / Head left
KM#880
Coin value - $6-8

 

 

Elizabeth II (from 1952)

Pre-decimal coinage (1952-1968)

coin Great Britain 5 shilling 1953
Crown 1953

copper-nickel
Coronation of Elizabeth II
Crown at center of cross formed by rose, shamrock, leek and thistle, shields of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in angles
FIVE SHILLINGS / ER / ER / ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR / Queen on horseback left, crowned monograms flank
KM#894
Coin value - $4-6

 

coin UK coin 5 shillings (crown) 1960
Crown 1960

copper-nickel
British Exhibition in New York 1960
1960 /Crown at center of cross formed by rose, shamrock, leek and thistle, shields of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in angles
FIVE SHILLINGS / ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D / Laureate bust right
KM#909
Coin value - $6-8

 

coin UK coin 5 shillings (crown) 1965
Crown 1965

copper-nickel
Death of Winston Churchill
CHURCHILL / bust of Churchill right
FIVE SHILLINGS / ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D / 1965 / Laureate bust right
KM#910
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

coin UK coin 1/2 crown 1953
1/2 crown 1953

copper-nickel
Coronation of Elizabeth II
HALF CROWN 1953 / FID DEF / E / R / crowned quartered shield
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA / Laureate bust right
KM#893
Coin value - $6-8

 

 

coin UK coin 2 shillings 1953
Florin (2 shillings) 1953
copper-nickel
Coronation of Elizabeth II
TWO SHILLINGS 1953/ FID DEF / Tudor rose in thistle and shamrock wreath
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA / Laureate bust right
KM#892
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

coin UK coin 1 shilling 1953
1 shilling 1953

copper-nickel
Coronation of Elizabeth II
ONE SHILLING 1953/ FID DEF / English shield
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA / Laureate bust right
KM#890
Coin value - <$1

 

 

coin UK coin 6 pence 1953
6 pence 1953

copper-nickel
Coronation of Elizabeth II
SIX PENCE 1953/ FID DEF / leek, rose, thistle and shamrock
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA / Laureate bust right
KM#889
Coin value - ~$1

 

 

coin UK coin 3 pence 1953
3 pence 1953

nickel-brass
Coronation of Elizabeth II
THREE 1953 PENCE / crowned portcullis
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA F D / Laureate bust righ
KM#886
Coin value - ~$1

 

 

coin UK coin 1 penny 1953
1 penny 1953

bronze
Coronation of Elizabeth II
ONE PENNY / 1953 / Britannia seated right
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA F D / Laureate bust righ
KM#883
Coin value - $6-8

 

 

coin UK coin 1/2 penny 1953
1/2 penny 1953

bronze
Coronation of Elizabeth II
HALF PENNY / 1953 / the Golden Hind
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA F D / Laureate bust righ
KM#882
Coin value - $7-10

 

 

coin UK coin farthing 1953
1 farthing 1953

bronze
Coronation of Elizabeth II
FARTHING / 1953 / wren left
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA F D / Laureate bust righ
KM#881
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

Reform 1968 - First Decimal coinage
Pound sterling=100 new pence (1968-1981)

coin UK coin 50 new pence 1973
50 new pence 1973

copper-nickel
Entering into EEC
1973 50 PENCE / nine clasped hands
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Young bust right
KM#918
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

coin UK coin 25 new pence 1972
25 new pence no date (1972
)
copper-nickel
Royal Wedding Silver Anniversary
20 NOVEMBER 1947-1972 / ELIZABETH AND PHILIPP / crowned EP monogram
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Young bust right
KM#917
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin UK coin 25 new pence 1977
25 new pence 1977

copper-nickel
Silver Jubilee of Reign
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / 1977 / Queen on horseback left
eagle over spoon, crown above
KM#920
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin UK coin 25 new pence 1980
25 new pence 1980

copper-nickel
80 years since the birth of Queen-Mother
AUGUST 4th 1980 / QUEEN ELIZABETH QUEEN MOTHER / Queen-Mother left within rampant lions and banners
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Young bust right
KM#921
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 25 new pence 1981
25 new pence 1981

copper-nickel
Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER / 1981 / two heads left
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Young bust right
KM#925
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

 

Decimal coinage (from 1982)
Pound sterling=100 pence

coin UK coin 5 pounds 1993
5 pounds 1993

copper-nickel
40th Anniversary of Reign
FIVE POUNDS / ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID DEF / Queen's head within circle of bugling horsemen
FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU / 1953-1993 / crown
KM#965
Coin value - $10-12

 

coin UK coin 5 pounds 1999
5 pounds 1999 (1999-2000)

copper-nickel
Millennium
FIVE POUNDS / 1999 2000 / ANNO DOMINI / map with an hour hand coming out of Greenwich
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 1999 / Head with tiara right
KM#1006
Coin value - $10-12

 

coin UK 5 pounds 2007
5 pounds 2007
silver 0.9250
Diamond Jubilee - 60th Anniversary of Queen's Wedding
1947 FIVE POUNDS 2007 / TVEATVR UNITA DEVS / Westminster abbey's rose window
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG F D PHILIPP PRINCEPS / conjoined busts of Queen and Prince
KM#1077a
Coin value - $50-60

 

 

coin Great Britain 2 pounds 1999
2 pounds 1999

copper-nickel/nickel-brass
Rugby World Cup
TWO POUNDS / 1999 / rugby ball
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF / Head with tiara right
KM#999
Coin value - $6-8

 

coin UK coin 2 pounds 2002
2 pounds 2002

copper-nickel/nickel-brass
17th Commonwealth Games in Manchester
£2 / COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2002 / runner at finish line, flag of England behind
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF / Head with tiara right
KM#1031
Coin value - $10-12

 

coin UK coin 2 pounds 2005
2 pounds 2005

copper-nickel/nickel-brass
60th Anniversary of end of WWII
TWO POUNDS / 1945-2005 / St. Paul's cathedral amid search light beams
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF / Head with tiara right
KM#1056
Coin value - $5-6

 

coin UK coin 2 pounds 2006
2 pounds 2006

copper-nickel/nickel-brass
200 years since the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineer
TWO POUNDS / 2006 / Isambard Brunel head
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF / Head with tiara right
KM#1060
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin UK coin 2 pounds 2009
2 pounds 2009

copper-nickel/nickel-brass
250 years since the birth of Robert Burns
TWO POUNDS / 1759 ROBERT BURNS 1796 / text of "Auld Lang Syne" song - we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF / 2009 / Head with tiara right
KM#1116
Coin value - $6-7

 

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 1998
50 pence 1998

copper-nickel
50th Anniversary of National Health Service
50 / PENCE / FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY / NHS / radiant hands
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 1998 / Head with tiara right
KM#992
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 1998
50 pence 1998

copper-nickel
25th Anniversary of the Common Market
50 PENCE / 1973 EU 1998 / bouquet of stars
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 1998 / Head with tiara right
KM#996
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2000
50 pence 2000

copper-nickel
150th Anniversary of Public Library
50 PENCE / 1850-2000 / PUBLIC LIBRARES /open book above building
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2000 / Head with tiara right
KM#1004
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2004
50 pence 2004

copper-nickel
50th Anniversary of the Four Minute Mile - Roger Bannister
50 PENCE / running legs and stop watch
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2004 / Head with tiara right
KM#1047
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2005
50 pence 2005

copper-nickel
250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
50 FIFTY PENCE / FIFTIS SAXON / PLURAL OF PENNY / JONSON'S DICTIONARY 1755
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2005 / Head with tiara right
KM#1050
Coin value - $2-3

 

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2006
50 pence 2006

copper-nickel
150th Anniversary of the Victoria Chest
FIFTY PENCE / 26 JAN 1856 / VC / Victoria Cross medal - obverse and reverse
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2006 / Head with tiara right
KM#1057
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2007
50 pence 2007

copper-nickel
100th Anniversary of the Scouting
FIFTY PENCE / 1907 BE PREPARED 2007 / fleur-de-lis emblem on globe
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2007 / Head with tiara right
KM#1073
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011
copper-nickel
Paralympics Games 2012 - archery
50 PENCE / arm with stretched string
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1167
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011

copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2012 - field hockey
50 PENCE / two hockey players
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1171
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011
copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2012 - rowing
50 PENCE / EXCELLENCE FRIENDSHIP FAIR PLAY RESPECT / row boat
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1172
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011
copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2012 - Triathlon
50 PENCE / running man and cyclist
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1173
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011

copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2012 - badminton
50 PENCE / shuttlecock and players in different poses
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1174
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011

copper-nickel
Paralympic Games 2012 - table tennis
50 PENCE / racket and ball
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1180
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011
copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2012 - volleyball
50 PENCE / three players at the volleyball net
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1181
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011

copper-nickel
Paralympics Games 2012 - bocce
50 PENCE / wheelchair player
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1189
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011
copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2012 - Fencing
50 PENCE / two swordsman
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1191
Coin value - $3-4

 

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2011
50 pence 2011

copper-nickel
50th Anniversary of World Wildlife Fund
WWF / 2011 / panda in center of animal shaped block
FIFTY PENCE / ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2011 / Head with tiara right
KM#1196
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2015
50 pence 2015

copper-nickel
75th Anniversary of "The Battle of Britain"
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 / three pilots running to the planes
50 PENCE 2015 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin UK coin 50 pence 2016
50 pence 2016

copper-nickel
Olympic Games 2016 - swimming
TEAM GB / swimmer
50 PENCE 2016 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Great Britain 50 pence 2016
50 pence 2016

copper-nickel
Battle of Hastings - 950th Anniversary
1066 / BATTLE OF HASTINGS / 2016 / knight left
50 PENCE ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Great Britain 50 pence 2016
50 pence 2016

copper-nickel
150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter - the Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK
50 PENCE 2016 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $5-7

 

coin Great Britain 50 pence 2017
50 pence 2017

copper-nickel
150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter - the Tale of Peter Rabbit
THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT
50 PENCE 2017 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Great Britain 50 pence 2017
50 pence 2017

copper-nickel
50 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter - the Tale of Tom Kitten
TOM KITTEN
50 PENCE 2017 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Great Britain 50 pence 2017
50 pence 2017

copper-nickel
150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter - the Tale of Benjamin Banny
BENJAMIN BANNY
50 PENCE 2017 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D / Head with tiara right
Coin value - $2-3

 

 

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