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1891 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1891


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1891 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1891

1891 Bronze Halfpence Coin Victoria

1891 (date under Britannia)  Young (Bun) Head Bronze Halfpence 

HALF PENNY Coins COMMON DATES 

worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value 

average circulated: $18 
well preserved: $80 
fully uncirculted: $350 

b: beaded border 
t: toothed border 
dl: die letter to left of lighthouse 
H: Heaton Mint (H under date)

 

The British pre-decimal halfpenny (½d) coin,(sometimes called Ha'penny) usually simply known as a halfpenny was a unit of currency that equalled half of a penny or one four-hundred-and-eightieth of a pound sterling. Originally the halfpenny was minted in copper, but after 1860 it was minted in bronze. It ceased to be legal tender in 1969. The halfpenny featured two different designs on its obverse during its years in circulation. From 1672 until 1936 the image of Britannia appeared on the reverse, and from 1937 onwards the image of the Golden Hind appeared. Like all British coinage, it bore the portrait of the monarch on the obverse. The original reverse of the bronze version of the coin, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon, is a seated Britannia, holding a trident, with the words HALF PENNY to either side. Issues before 1895 also feature a lighthouse to Britannia's left and a ship to her right. Various minor adjustments to the level of the sea depicted around Britannia, and the angle of her trident were also made over the years. Some issues feature toothed edges, while others feature beading.

 





1891 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1891 Halfpenny  
     
Coin Type: Halfpenny Country: British
Alloy: Bronze Year: 1891
Diameter: 25.48 Weight: 5.67 g
Mint: London Mint Number Minted:


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
31/08/2013Halfpenny 1891 Freeman 364 Dies 17+S Cgs 82,London Coins£70
 
 
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