#M11774c – Great Britain 1/2 Pennies, Set of 5

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Discontinued Half-Pennies Are Pieces Of British History

Now you can own five genuine British half-pennies, each one a relic of a bygone era.  The British half-penny (spelled halfpenny and pronounced ha’penny by the Brits), was used from 1672 to 1984.  Up until 1860, it was made of copper and after that, bronze. 

Half-pennies picture various monarchs on the front.  From 1672 to 1936, they pictured Britannia, the national personification of Britain on the reverse.  From 1937 until 1967, they pictured the Golden Hind, a galleon ship sailed by Francis Drake when he circumnavigated the world between 1577 and 1580.

Half-pennies minted up to 1967 are pre-decimal, and equaled a half of a penny or 1/480th of a pound of sterling.  In 1971, Britain decimalized its currency, so half-pennies produced after that were valued at 1/200th of a pound sterling.  The use of half-pennies was discontinued in 1984 and they were demonetized and withdrawn from circulation.

This is your chance to own five of these coins that are important pieces of British history and heritage.  Selections vary, but the one I looked through had pennies minted between 1963 and 1967, all picturing Queen Elizabeth II.  Imagine what neat coins you’ll find – order now.

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Discontinued Half-Pennies Are Pieces Of British History

Now you can own five genuine British half-pennies, each one a relic of a bygone era.  The British half-penny (spelled halfpenny and pronounced ha’penny by the Brits), was used from 1672 to 1984.  Up until 1860, it was made of copper and after that, bronze. 

Half-pennies picture various monarchs on the front.  From 1672 to 1936, they pictured Britannia, the national personification of Britain on the reverse.  From 1937 until 1967, they pictured the Golden Hind, a galleon ship sailed by Francis Drake when he circumnavigated the world between 1577 and 1580.

Half-pennies minted up to 1967 are pre-decimal, and equaled a half of a penny or 1/480th of a pound of sterling.  In 1971, Britain decimalized its currency, so half-pennies produced after that were valued at 1/200th of a pound sterling.  The use of half-pennies was discontinued in 1984 and they were demonetized and withdrawn from circulation.

This is your chance to own five of these coins that are important pieces of British history and heritage.  Selections vary, but the one I looked through had pennies minted between 1963 and 1967, all picturing Queen Elizabeth II.  Imagine what neat coins you’ll find – order now.