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1896 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1896


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1896 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1896

1896 British Halfpenny Coin

1896 Halfpenny British Coin| Old (Veiled) Head

The British pre-decimal halfpenny (½d) coin, 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.





1896 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1896 Halfpenny  
     
Coin Type: Halfpenny Country: British
Alloy: Bronze Year: 1896
Diameter: 25.48 Weight: 5.67Gram
Mint: London Mint Number Minted:


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
01/06/2014Halfpenny 1896 Freeman 372 Dies 1+B Unc And Lustrous Slabbed And Graded Cgs 82London Coins£60
07/12/2014Halfpenny 1897 Freeman 373 Dies 1+B Lustrous Unc, The Reverse With Minor Cabinet FrictionLondon Coins£50
 
 
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