The first two pence coin was not produced until 1971 it was called two new pence from 1971 through 1981, and two pence from 1982 onward. Values, images, specifications for the 1838 silver twopence coin from the united kingdom, britain, england, wales, scotland, ireland. Of works upon numismatics, and of coin books, within the last two hundred 3 ears, there has. It was a shortlived denomination, only being minted in 1797 by matthew boultons soho mint before decimal day in 1971, two hundred and forty pence equaled one pound sterling. Ngc makes the world coin price guide available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent ngcs. Penny simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Britain, ireland by extension a small amount or value. In october 1969 the 50 pence coin joined the 5p shilling and 10p florin. Additionally, a threecent bronze coin was made as a pattern in 1863. Its obverse has featured the profile of queen elizabeth ii since the coins introduction on 15 february 1971, the day british currency was decimalised. After decimalisation, it became worth five pence until it was eventually phased out. To make usage of coin images provided by site users you must obtain an approval from their owners. Illustrated encyclopaedia of gold and silver coins of the world.
The numismatic bibliomania society nbs is an educational association founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. So far, from the emails i have received i can now account for quite a few of the extremely rare 2ps. How can i tell how much a queen elizabeth the second coin is worth. You can choose to include or not include the 1p coin, 2p coin, 5p coin, 10p coin, 20p coin, 50p coin, 1pound coin, 2pound coin, 5pound note, and the 10pound note. Scottish coinage was still in circulation in the later 18th century, but the changeover was made a little easier due to common currency in the nomenclature. Users guide to english currencies predecimal and post. This historic reference work for british coins is still the only catalogue to feature. So the answer to your question is the value of a 2 pence coin is 4 cents. The royal mint issued british pound coins in 8 different denominations, including this 10 pence coin great britain. Values, images, and specifications for the 1797 british cartwheel twopence. The british decimal two pence 2p coin often informally pronounced two pee is a unit of currency equalling 2100ths of a pound sterling.
The surprisingly valuable coin in question is known as the 1983. Two figures fencing, with the london 2012 logo above and the denomination. A penny plural pence in the united kingdom, plural pennies in canada and the united states is a coin used by several countries where people speak english. The untied kingdom two pence coin specifications and designs from 1971 to the present day.
The guide book and catalogue of the british commonwealth coins. Since its issue, 50p coins have commonly been used to commemorate important events. In some cases, ngc has made adjustments or edits to the prices, descriptions and specifications. Second portrait year bu 1985 2 1986 1 1987 1 1988 1 1989 1 1990 1 1991 1. The coin was usually referred to as a sixpence in our family my mum being the kind of person who resisted going decimal right through the seventies and still works in feet and inches, pounds and ounces now. Uk two pence coins 2p 1982 to 2020 choose your year brilliant uncirculated. The numismatic bibliomania society nbs welcome to nbs. Ne type coinage and willow tree coins are very expensive. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Pound sterling is still translated as punnd sasannach english pound in scottish gaelic 27 certain old coin names, such as bawbee, 28 continued in colloquial usage into the 20th century. The 1983 2p coin with new pence on the reverse is the only rare coin, all of the others are very common and were struck in very high numbers. The catalog description 1 noted, victoria proof sixpence 1893, old or veiled head, pr66 ngc, gem proof, deep proof impression producing superb sharpness of detail, mottled but lovely, rich iridescent gray toning, an utterly charming example.
History prior to the introduction of coins, materials were traded based on their perceived intrinsic value. For serious coin collectors only, a rare opportunity to. Since 1987, ngc has graded more than 45 million coins, each one backed by the industryleading ngc guarantee. Asked in british coins what is the radius of a 2 pence coin. And the good news is you may well have one lining your pockets. Select half cent cent 2 cents 3 cents 5 cents dime 20 cents quarter half dollar dollar 2. New pence reverse year bu 1971 2 1975 2 1976 2 1977 2 1978 3 1979 2 1980 1 1981 4 a type 1 coin dated 1983 was issued in some sets. Four different portraits of the queen have been used on the coin, with the latest design by jody. All bear the portrait of the monarch on the obverse. The predecimal twopence 2d was a coin worth one onehundredandtwentieth of a pound. Its obverse has featured the profile of queen elizabeth ii since the coins introduction on 15 february 1971, the year british currency was decimalised. The mint produced two different threecent coins for circulation. Two pence reverse year bu none issued for circulation type 3.
Two pence coins that are stamped with new pence are very rare the chances of getting one of the notes is tiny but the easiest way to confirm if you do have one is to check the serial number. Detailed information about the coin 2 pence, elizabeth ii 3rd portrait. This includes united kingdom, the united states, where a penny is worth one cent, and canada, where penny is an informal term for one cent coins. Fifty pence coins a brief history of the 50 pence coin. Two pence coin with rare and unusual stamp could be worth.
This page was last edited on 6 october 2019, at 11. From 1984 to 2003 all of the coins without exception have the two pence reverse like they should. But although i called it a sixpence at home, i knew it was worth 2. This book discusses the history of coin money through the voices of father and. Old metro tokens tashkent, saintpetersburg and kiev. During the period from 1865 to 1873, both coins were minted, albeit in very small quantities for the silver. Salmons book on massachusetts silver coinage was published by the american numismatic society ans in 2010. The 50 pence coin stamped with the kew gardens pagoda is relatively rare, with just 210,000 minted compared to a standard minting of around 5. From as early as 1969, the royal mint have regularly issued unique reverse designs on the 50p for events such as the 50 th anniversary of the dday landings, 50 th anniversary of the nhs and the 2012 london olympic games.
The royal mint issued british pound coins in 8 different denominations, including this 2 pence coin great britain. The official blackbook price guide to united states coins 20. A full list of royal mint commemorative fiftypence coins can be found. Lots and lots of coins by margarette reid vermont state treasurer. The british decimal one penny 1p coin is a unit of currency equalling onehundredth of a pound sterling. On april 7, sacagawea, the baby and charbonneau headed west.
This two pence coin has the image of her majesty queen elizabeth ii. If you have a copper penny from 1943, it could be worth thousands of dollars. The world coin price guide was independently compiled by krause publications numismaster. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. The united states three cent piece was a unit of currency equaling 3. From 1502 until decimalisation, the shilling also known as a bob was worth twelve pence. The information has generally been taken from the uk monthly magazine coin news, and is reproduced by the kind permission of token publishing ltd, po box 14, honiton, devon ex14 9yp, uk.
A coin worth two shillings was known as a florin, while a halfcrown was worth two shillings and sixpence. Sacagawea delivered her son jeanbaptiste charbonneau known as baptiste on february 11, 1805. Very rare 1971 new pence 2p british elizabeth ii coin ebay. Old coins available now, english, british and other coins from around the world. Britain, england, wales, scotland based on european grading system. The most valuable rare english coins from history and. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, u. Are coins from mint sets considered to be proof coins. The history of the penny of great britain and the united kingdom from 1714 to 1901, the period in which the house of hanover reigned, saw the transformation of the penny from a littleused small silver coin to the bronze piece recognisable to modernday britons. About corporate information our history our location press releases contact. Four different portraits of the queen have been used on the obverse. Pdf download 2019 official red book of united states coins.
May 21, 2018 pdf download 2019 official red book of united states. An entire book could be devoted to following the divergent and interesting production of coins throughout the. The only coin to have broken this convention was the 1973 fifty pence, the reverse inscription of which merely said 1973 fifty pence, having omitted the word new nine years before any other denomination. Coin values and guidance based on real world offers of rare coins for sale to coin collectors. Americas love affair with a legendary coin is an engaging history and coinbycoin study featuring the recollections of dealer john b. History of two pence coins pictures of two pence coins. Republication and duplication of text and coin images and all other content of site is prohibited unless explicitly authorized by the site administration. Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a. Downsizing in 1997, the fifty pence was reduced in size and weight, although coins of both sizes were issued in that year.1453 378 1213 1062 1227 1476 377 204 1415 1535 1242 1353 550 894 564 209 613 1116 1231 1475 194 951 959 147 657 534 1151 681 1083 367 886 748 1484 730 902 1454 1345 1329 313