British Coins

Parent Category: Coins and Paper Money
Collecting coins of the UK or Great Britain as a hobby. Please include as many of these criteria as possible in your question to ensure an accurate evaluation of a coin: the denomination, the country of origin, the year of minting and the condition.
Please check your coin. Queen Anne was on the throne in 1707 and all 1707 British coins will show her on the obverse. George III was not born until 1738 and did not become King until 1760. There were no British copper coins minted in 1707.
The first coins to circulate in Britain date to around 150 BC and were brought from Northern Gaul by the Celts. The coins were made from gold and known as a "Stater". The Celts began minting gold "Stater" and "Quarter Stater" coins around 100 BC and smaller silver and bronze denominations known as...
British 1 and 2 Pence coins were made from copper plated steel from 1992. There were some 2 Pence coins made from bronze in 1998 only.
A British 1841 Groat (Fourpence), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £120 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £6 to £50 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - The...
A British 1841 sterling silver Halfcrown (Victoria), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £4,250 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £650 to £2,950 GBP. NOTE - The reverse of these coins is upside down to the...
If any banknote has "SPECIMEN" stamped across it, it is not a genuine banknote. It is a genuine copy as distinct from a forgery, and is not legal tender. This is the only way many central banking authorities such as the Bank of England will permit the reproduction of a banknote image for any...
A Bailiwick of Jersey 1957 cupro-nickel One Fourth of a Shilling (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £10 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything up to £5 GBP. A Bailiwick of Jersey 1957 cupro-nickel One...
There was no 1870 British Crown (Five Shillings) minted.
A Shilling is 12 pre-decimal pence, before decimalisation 20 Shillings made one pound. From Decimalisation until the mid 1980s one shilling was classed as 5 new pence and could be used as such, so was at that time worth 5 new pence. however Shillings made before 1947 were 50% silver, so the...
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No, they are neither rare nor valuable. There were over 50 million minted.
These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth Two Pence in Jersey. The Bailiwick of Jersey currency (JEP) is pegged at par with the British...
There was no British coin struck for the occasion, but there may have been medallions, medallettes, tokens and other souvenir type articles. The only noticeable indication on British coins would have been the inclusion of IND IMP in the inscription on the coin.
Sixpences have been minted for hundreds of years. Sixpences from the past 120 years of some value would include 1952, 1905, 1904, 1893, 1892, 1887. The value is associated with mint uncirculated coins. Circulated coins would have a significantly lower value.
There are two possibilities, both copper, a Halfpenny and a Farthing. The coins are virtually identical, but the Farthing is significantly the smaller of the two. A British 1754 Halfpenny, circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £10 to £300 GBP. A British 1754...
A British 1943 50% silver Shilling (with English reverse)(George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £10 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch up to £2 GBP. A British 1943 50% silver Shilling (with Scottish reverse)(George...
All things are possible, but it is extremely unlikely that you have a genuine double headed coin. These types of errors are almost impossible to make on modern minting machinery. It is most likely that you have a trick coin from a magic or souvenir shop. If you look very closely at it, there will...
15 years is a very big mistake especially for a gold coin. I suggest that the coin is not what it appears to be. A reputable coin dealer will be able to identify your coin and give a valuation if it turns out to be genuine.
These are most likely a token or medallette sold by souvenir shops after the death of a King or Queen.
If you mean, "why are they thicker than other coins?" it is so that the difference between coins of similar size can be seen and felt.
These are the Bank of England banknote production statistics for the past three financial years. 2006/07 469 million banknotes 2007/08 1,012 million banknotes 2008/09 1,298 million banknotes The 2009/10 statistics will not be available for some time yet. The majority of notes printed in each...
Therre were 7 million 1992 Bailiwick of Jersey 10 Pence coins minted.
A Sovereign has a face value of One Pound GBP, but since they are made from 22 carat gold, you could expect to pay not less than £125 GBP for a Sovereign in mint condition, and very possibly much more depending on the coin.
If the coin is in fair-fine condition (very worn) it may only be worth around 50p-£2. If it is in very fine condition (has some wear on raised surfaces) around £10. If it is extremely fine (virtually no wear) around £60. If in uncirculated condition around £275-300. The value heavily...
There was no British Double Sovereign minted in 1888. They were only minted in 1887 and 1893 during Queen Victoria's reign.
A British 1826 Sovereign, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £1,550 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £250 to £975 GBP. A British 1826 Sovereign (Proof FDC), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could...
Not likely. Below is the Bank of England statistics on Five Pound note printing for the past 6 financial years. 2003/04 - 179,000,000 notes printed 2004/05 - 194,000,000 notes printed 2005/06 - 110,000,000 notes printed 2006/07 - 70,000,000 notes printed 2007/08 - 18,000,000 notes printed ...
A Guernsey 1956 cupro-nickel Threepence, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £25 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £1 to £15 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
All British decimal Two Pound coins are legal tender in the United Kingdom however, the 1986 to 1996 unimetallic Two Pound coins were issued as commemoratives and not intended to be circulating coins.
The "man" is Britannia and she is holding a trident and olive branch as she has done on the non-commemorative British 50 Pence coins since 1969, until just recently when the reverse designs were changed. Britannia has always held the trident and shield dating back hundreds of years and she...
South Africa - Pre-Union - Z.A.R. Pond (1874-1902) 3 Pence (Zuid AfrikaanscheRepubliek) 1892-1897 Silver (.925) - 1.41 g - ø 16.3 mm KM# 3, Hern# Z5-10 Obverse: Bust of President Johannes Paulus Kruger left Reverse: The facial value surrounded with an olive leaves wreath,and the...
Your coin could be any of the following British William IV (GULIELMUS III) coins - Halfcrown (sterling silver) 32mm in diameter, circulated but still in good condition - £30 to £350 GBP. Shilling (sterling silver) 23mm in diameter, circulated but still in good condition - £20 to £180...
Pictures of a specific coin are difficult to come by. Frequently you should be able to find one on eBay, but the picture is withdrawn after the coin is sold. The 1847 British Crown (Five Shillings) is 0.925 fine silver coin weighing 28.35 grams and is 38 mm in diameter. The coin is known as a ...
It could be almost any coin issued by Britain or any country of the British Empire/Commonwealth from 1838 to 1901. What is the denomination of your coin, what is the design on the reverse, what is it made from, what is the date and what is the diameter?
A States of Jersey 1894 bronze One Twelfth of a Shilling (QV), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £40 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £5 to £25 GBP. A States of Jersey 1894 bronze One Twelfth of a Shilling ...
A British 1842 22 carat gold Half-Sovereign (Victoria), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £700 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £70 to £350 GBP. NOTE - The reverse of these coins is upside down to the...
Please post a more specific question with the coin's date.
What is the country and denomination of your coin, what is the design on the reverse, what is it made from and what is the diameter?
A British 1900 bronze Penny (QV), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £50 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £3 to £12 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. This is a...
On a coin, it means a King George V One Florin coin minted in 1930. It will be a British coin in the absence of a country name. FID DEF IND IMP is heavily abbreviated Latin for FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIA IMPERATOR meaning, "Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India" referring to the title of the King. ...
A British 1690 tin Halfpenny (William and Mary)(date on edge), circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £75 to £3,000 GBP. NOTE - The reverse of these coins is upside down to the obverse. This is normal. The values quoted are the best possible for the best...
One Cent (Not very much) But you know what they say, every penny counts! A more serious explanation If you mean a BRITISH ONE PENNY coin, its value depends on when it was minted. Anything dated 1971 or later is only worth face value. If it's older, please post a new question.
"Victoria dei gra Britt Regina fid def ind imp" (abbreviated latin for "Victoria, By the Grace of God, Queen of all Britain, Defender of the Faith, and Empress of India") is found on most coins issued in Great Britain (as well as some of her colonies) between 1893 and 1901. You would need to better...
If there is a mintmark at all, it will be a very small "H" to the left of the date in the exergue. The "H" indicates it was minted at Heaton in Birmingham. All 1912 Pennies without a mintmark were minted at the Royal Mint.
The first Bank of England Fifty Pound note was issued in 1725. It was white and printed only on one side, with no pictures. The first Bank of England Fifty Pound note (Series D) with a picture on it was first issued in 1981 and featured Sir Christopher Wren (architect) on the reverse. The...
The Royal Mint produced no British Threepences from 1801 to 1833 inclusive.
One Shilling GBP in 1700 had the purchasing power of about £6.06 GBP today. NOTE - This historical conversion is the result of many calculations and considerations for which I cannot take credit. The resulting answer should only be regarded as an approximation.
No, there were over 31 million minted.
A British 1874 22 carat gold Half-Sovereign (Victoria)(minted in London)(die number below shield), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £475 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from bullion value to £275 GBP. NOTE -...
A Bank of England Ten Shilling note (Series A - red/brown)(Chief Cashier L.K. O'Brien - serial number M50Y), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to £40 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £10 to £18 GBP. A...
A British 1870 Sovereign, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £450 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from bullion value to £250 GBP. A British 1870 Sovereign (WW on trun), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition...
FD is an abbreviation for the Latin FIDEI DEFENSOR, meaning "Defender of the Faith", a title given to Henry VIII (and all subsequent British Monarchs) by Pope Leo X in recognition of Henry's stance against the Protestant Reformation or Martin Luther.
A Bank of England 1937 Ten Shilling note (Series A - red/brown)(K.O. Peppiatt - serial number A30), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to £160 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £35 to £90 GBP. A...
Please check your coin. Neither Queen Elizabeth was alive in 1652. Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603 and Queen Elizabeth II was not born until 1926. When you resubmit your question, please include the coins denomination.
To make it clearly visually distinguishable from other similar sized coins and for the benefit of the sight impaired as a tactile means of identifying the coin.
A British 1861 Maundy set, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £225 GBP. If it is in less than mint condition, it might fetch anything up to £110 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
It was an ancient tradition that dated back to when the British isles used Roman currency ( d enarius).
The Maria Theresa thaler coin was first minted in 1741 but after1780, has since been dated to 1780. The coin was once accepted as aform of global currency, but is today seen as a collectors' iteminstead.
Most, if not all countries, have their own currency. The country will have a central bank or other issuing authority that is usually solely responsible for the issue of currency within that country. Examples are the "Reserve Bank of xxxxx", the "Central Bank of xxxxx", the "Bank of England", etc....
These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth 1 Penny. A British 1972 bronze 1 New Penny coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute...
Who knows? You would have to ask Mr Nicklaus how many he signed. There were 2 million printed.
Australian banknotes are printed by Note Printing Australia Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia), in Melbourne. Note Printing Australia Limited has printed polymer banknotes for a number of countries including Bangladesh, Brunei, Chile, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia,...
One Shilling GBP in 1962 had the purchasing power of about £0.72 GBP today. NOTE - This historical conversion is the result of many calculations and considerations for which I cannot take credit. The resulting answer should only be regarded as an approximation.
A British 1732 (silver) Penny, circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £6 to £50 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - The reverse of these coins is upside down to the obverse. This is normal.
A British 1881 sterling silver Halfcrown (Victoria), uncirculatedand in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £525 GBP. If ithas been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetchanything from £18 to £190 GBP. A British 1881 sterling silver Halfcrown (Victoria)(Proof FDC ...
A Bank of England Ten Shilling note (Series A - red/brown)(K. O. Peppiatt - serial N79D), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to £65 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £20 to £34 GBP. A reputable coin...
The only British Five Pound coin issued during the reign of King George VI was in 1937.
A British 1870 22 carat gold Half-Sovereign (Victoria), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £500 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from bullion value to £225 GBP. NOTE - The reverse of these coins is upside down to...
Such a coin does not exist. The first and only Quarter Sovereign produced by the Royal Mint was minted in 2009.
These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth One Pound. A British 1991 nickel-brass One Pound coin (Elizabeth II)(edge = DECUS ET TUTAMEN),...
Queen Victoria British Pennies do not come in "Hair down" varieties. There will be a year on it somewhere.
Your coin is either a Halfpenny or a Farthing. The coins are near identical except for the size. The Halfpenny is 26 to 29 mm in diameter. The Farthing is 22 to 23 mm in diameter. A British 1724 copper Halfpenny (George I), circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £30...
The treasury is the entity that issues bank notes. They are issued on the amount of gold in the treasury. They are a promise to pay the holder the amount on the note. Although the holder is in possession of a note , the treasury still owns it.
A British 2002 Golden Jubilee set (9 coin - £5, £2 and £1 to Penny), in absolute mint condition and the original packaging, could fetch up to £32 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
There has been a British Five Pound coin on and off since 1817. The British decimal Five Pound gold bullion coin was first issued in 1980 and the Five Pound "Crown" coin was first issued in 1990. The current British Five Pound "Crown" coin is intended to be a non-circulating legal tender...
"trun" is an abbreviation of "truncation". It usually refers to the bust of whoever appears on the coin, and specifically, the point at which the neck ends (or where it appears to have been cut off). In many British Commonwealth coins, the designers initials appear on the trun(cation).
Britannia was the first female image to appear on any Bank of England banknote. The first flesh and blood woman was Queen Elizabeth II. Florence Nightingale appeared on Bank of England Ten Pound notes from 1975 to 1992. Elizabeth Fry appears on Bank of England Five Pound notes from 2002 to present...
The last Bank of England One Pound note was issued on the 31st of December, 1984. The One Pound note ceased to be legal tender on the 11th of March, 1988.
You do not specify the Halfcrown of which country, but either way, it would be due to using slightly different dies to strike the coins.
The 2 Pence coin reverse design (1971 to 2008) shows the "Badge of the Prince of Wales" which is a plume of ostrich feathers in a coronet.
A Bank of England Ten Pound note (Series D - brown)(D.H.F. Somerset - serial AX69), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to £35 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything up to £18 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be...
Unless it's uncirculated, no added value.
The white Bank of England One Hundred Pound note was first issued in 1725 and last issued in 1943. It ceased to be legal tender on the 16th of April, 1945.
Uh, the person on the front side of the coin isn't named "Edward Britt". It's Edward VII, King of Britain. What you're seeing is part of a heavily abbreviated Latin motto that appears with variations on all British coins, so more information is needed. Please post a new question in British Coins...
British coins currently in circulation are called Pounds and Pence. There are 100 Pennies in a Pound.
A British 1864 bronze Farthing (Victoria)(4 with no serif), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £125 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £5 to £40 GBP. A British 1864 bronze Farthing (Victoria)(4 with serif),...
There is no record of a Royal Mint "24" coin collection from any year. Do you have any further information?
There were a number of changes to Bank of England banknotes around this time to foil counterfeiters, including thicker paper and metallic threads. Apart from telling you that the paper has a textured feel to it, your best bet is to take it to a reputable coin dealer for authentication.
There are two variants of this coin which you would need side by side to see the differences. A British 1876 bronze Penny (Victoria)(Minted at Heaton - H)(depending on the variant), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £475 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in...
A British 1903 bronze Halfpenny (Edward VII), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £50 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £2 to £12 GBP. The values quoted are the best possible for the best specimens in their...
This coin comes from the Fifth Issue of Queen Elizabeth I. A British 1578 Threepence, circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £35 to £125 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
A British 1700 silver Penny (William III), circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £18 to £100 GBP. NOTE - The reverse of these coins is upside down to the obverse. This is normal. The values quoted are the best possible for the best specimens in their grades,...
This coin comes from the Third and Fourth Issues of Queen Elizabeth I. A British 1567 silver Sixpence (Elizabeth I)(depending on the variant and condition), circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from £50 to £900 GBP. The values quoted are the best possible for the...
A British 1808 Penny (Proof FDC) Unique. There is only one known to exist. Due to Britains ongoing expenses with various wars in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there were very few silver or copper coins minted, subsequently there were a great many privately minted tokens and counterfeit...
Please check your coin. Edward VI died in 1553. There were no British 1937 Edward VIII coins issued with his name or likeness on them.