Elizabeth II One Penny Coins 1d
Weight: 1lb 15oz [900g]
1967 x 93 coins
OLD ONE PENNY COIN - 1d - ELIZABETH II 1967
COIN(S) FOR THE COLLECTOR WANTING TO START OR EXPAND A COLLECTION
CONDITION: UNCLEANED, WORN THROUGH USAGE BUT DATE VISIBLE
The series of pennies concludes with the pre-decimalisation issues for Queen Elizabeth II. Because of the large number of pennies in circulation there was no real reason to produce any more in the 1950s, however a large number of specimen sets were issued in 1953 for the Coronation, with the obverse inscribed ELIZABETH II DEI GRA BRITT OMN REGINA F D around the right-facing bust of the Queen by Mary Gillick. In all subsequent mintings of the penny the inscription was ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D. At least one 1954 penny was struck, apparently for private internal purposes at the Royal Mint, but it was not until 1961 that there was a need for more pennies to be minted, and production continued each year until 1967, and after (as pennies continued to be minted with the date 1967 until 1970). The 97% copper, 0.5% tin, 2.5% zinc alloy was used again for the 1960s pennies. Finally, there was an issue of proof quality coins produced in 1970, to bid farewell to a denomination which had served the country well for 1200 years. Thereafter, with decimalisation the new penny carried a value of 1/100 of a pound.
DCB Antique Code: MA841 2 (EII 1d 1967 coins)