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Is a 1971 New pence worth anything?
Unfortunately for all those who have contacted us asking whether their stack of 2p coins dating from 1971 to 1981 are worth hundreds of pounds, the answer is no. The Royal Mint explains: ‘To avoid confusion between the old and new coinage all three coins had the word ‘NEW’ incorporated into the reverse design.
What makes a 1971 New Pence 2 rare?
It’s from 1971 – when decimalisation was introduced – and is half silver, half copper. It’s likely the coin has been tarnished and tampered with over the decades rather than a mistake being made during the minting process, which makes it less valuable for collectors.
Is 1971 New pence rare?
Produced between 1971 and 1981, the coins features the words ‘new pence’, which was used on all of the two pennies pieces until ‘two pence’ was introduced in 1982. One coin, dated from the initial release date in 1971, is currently on the site for £14,000, and is described as ‘extremely rare’.
How much is a 1971 d penny worth today?
An average grade 1971 D Doubled Die Obverse is worth about $10-$20. Uncirculated examples with heavy doubling have sold for over $150!
Why is 1971 Penny rare?
A more common find is the 1971 ‘new penny’. These coins are from the first run after decimalisation was introduced, when Britain switched its standard to 100 pennies in the pound. A 1971 penny could fetch a premium, with one recently selling for £5.99 on eBay.
What is the rarest coin in the UK?
The famous 2009 Kew Gardens 50p remains the most coveted coin in circulation, with a mintage of just 210,000. Other rare designs include the 2011 Olympic 50p’s and the highly collectable Peter Rabbit 2018 coins.
Are 1972 pennies valuable?
The 1972 penny with no mint mark and the 1972 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. The 1972 S penny is worth around $0.75 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. Proof coins with the S mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $1 in PR 65 condition.
Are any old British pennies valuable?
Arguably the most valuable one penny coin is the 1933 George V penny, which is worth an estimated value of £72,000. Although this was originally created as a pattern coin – which means it is not intended for release into circulation – it is believed seven were issued, making them extraordinarily rare.
When did the penny coin come out in the UK?
UK penny coin values – 1801 to 1967 UK penny coin values. What is a UK penny worth? (1801 to 1967). Values, images, specs on penny coins from Britain, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, United Kingdom King George III era copper UK penny values – 1760 to 1820 King George III era copper UK penny values – 1760 to 1820
What is the most expensive Penny in the UK?
1933 George V penny. Arguably the most valuable coin in the UK, with an estimated value of £72,000. Although this was originally created as a pattern coin, which means it is not intended for release into circulation, it is believed seven were issued, making them extraordinarily rare.
What is the rarest British coin?
The rarity of this coin, therefore, stems from the limited numbers that were produced. These coins were never intended for circulation and today, it is considered to be one of the rarest British coins around, with an approximate value of £72,000. 10. King Edward VIII brass threepence – 1937
How much is a British coin worth?
Today there are only three known coins in existence and in July 2006, it fetched £460,000 at an auction. It is therefore considered to be an extremely rare and valuable British coin. It can be seen on display at the British Museum.