Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


The Halfpenny


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Search by reign

Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II

There are no halfpence of Queen Anne.


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only, and in UK pounds. I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.

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


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Varieties

Many of the issues of halfpence show varieties such as legend errors, a lack of stops, or overdates. Only some of the more important are listed. Values for most errors are only slightly above those for normal coins.


Silver Half Pence

No values of these coins are available


Copper Halfpence

Charles II

Year    F       VF      EF 
1672    70      300     1250
1672cr  ex rare
1673    70      300     1200
1673cr  ex rare
1673nr  100     600
1673no  ex rare
1675    60      500     1400
1675no  80      550
1675/3  175     625

cr: CRAOLVS error
nr: No reverse stop
no: No stops on obverse


Tin Halfpence

James II

Year    F       VF      EF  
1685    250     750     4000
1686    280     750     4100
1687    320     800     4000

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1689    600
1690    200     750     3400
1691    180     700     3200
1692    200     750     3200

Copper Halfpence

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1694    80      300     1200

William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1695    50      200     1100
1696    40      180     1000
1697    45      170     1000
1697nst 50      300
1698t1  50      200     1000
1698t2  50      180
1698t2d 50      180
1699t2  55      210     1100
1699t2d 225
1699t3  40      175     900
1699b   200
1699o   90      375
1700    45      190     950
1700o   100     350
1700nsg 100     350
1700g1  100     350
1700g2  100     350
1701    40      175     900
1701b   80      300
1701v   80      320

nsg: no stop after GVLIELMVS
nsb: no stop after BRITANNIA
nst: no stop after TERTIVS
t1: date in exergue, Britannia holding spray high
t2: date after BRITANNIA
t2d: no stop after date
t3: date in exergue, Britannia holding spray low
b: no bar in As in BRITANNIA
o: no stop on obverse
g1: GVIELMS error
g2: GVLIEEMVS error
v: Inverted As for Vs


George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1717    40      240     800
1718    35      225     775
1719    40      200     800
1720    35      160     600
1721    35      150     600
1721s   45      150
1722    35      140     650
1722v   ex rare
1723    35      150     625
1723ns  110     500
1724    35      150     625

s: stop after date
v: inverted As for Vs on obverse
ns: no stop on reverse


George II

Year    F       VF      EF
1729    25      90      400
1729nr  25      80      400
1730    20      90      400
1730ge  70      225     650
1730nd  25      120     400
1730nr  30      140     450
1731    20      110     400
1731nr  25      125     425
1732    20      100     400
1732nr  25      125     450
1733    20      90      400
1734/3  35      210
1734no  35      210
1735    20      80      400
1736    20      80      400
1737    20      85      400
1738    20      80      350
1739    18      70      350
1740    15      70      320
1742    15      70      320
1742/0  25      150     450
1743    15      70      320
1744    15      70      320
1745    15      70      330
1746    15      70      320
1747    15      70      320
1748    15      70      330
1749    15      70      330
1750    15      70      330
1751    15      70      330
1752    15      70      330
1753    15      70      330
1754    15      70      320

nr: no stop on reverse
ge: GEOGIVS error
nd: no stop after date
nx: no stop after REX
no: no stop on obverse


George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1770    18      50      300
1770nr  25      65      350
1771    12      50      280
1771nr  20      65      300
1772g   70      225     700
1772    12      50      225
1772nr  20      65      280
1773    10      45      280
1773nx  30      80      400
1773nr  20      70      300
1774    12      40      220
1775    12      40      220
1799    5       12      55      120
1806    5       11      60      110
1807    5       11      60      110

nr: no stop on reverse
g: GEORIVS error
nx: no stop after REX


George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1825    12      45      190     380
1826    12      45      190     380
1826    proof                   520
1827    12      45      160     340

William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    12      30      130     325
1831    proof                   500
1834    12      30      130     325
1837    12      30      130     325

Victoria

Copper Halfpence (date under head)

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1838    8       18      80      310
1839    proof                   475
1841    6       16      60      220
1843    30      50      200     725
1844    12      40      180     375
1845    200     450     1800
1846    12      25      85      240
1847    12      22      85      240
1848    12      22      80      240
1848/7  14      35      100     275
1851    7       18      75      240
1852    10      22      80      240
1853    5       10      40      120
1853/2  15      30      60      240
1853    proof                   750
1854    5       9       40      130
1855    5       9       40      130
1856    10      24      80      275
1857    6       18      50      130
1858    5       12      50      130
1858/7  5       12      50      130
1858/6  5       12      50      130
1859    7       22      70      225
1859/8  8       25      70      260
1860cop 1400    3500    7000    12000

If your 1860 halfpenny has HALF PENNY on the reverse it is the Bronze version listed below.


Victoria

Bronze Halfpence (date under Britannia)

Young (Bun) Head

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1860b   3       10      50      190
1860t   4       12      60      270
1861    4       10      40      185
1862    3       9       40      160
1862dl  extremely rare
1863    3       9       75      160
1864    3       10      45      175
1865    4       18      75      300
1865/3  50      120     450
1866    5       15      70      240
1867    5       15      60      220
1868    5       15      70      260
1869    25      90      250     1400
1870    5       15      60      250
1871    75      100     500     1500
1872    4       10      50      180
1873    4       10      50      200
1874    6       25      110     300
1874H   3       10      60      220
1875    3       8       60      200
1875H   5       12      60      200
1876H   4       10      60      220
1877    3       10      60      180
1878    6       20      100     350
1878w   100     200     550
1879    3       10      40      200
1880    4       12      60      210
1881    4       12      50      180
1881H   3       10      50      200
1882H   3       10      50      210
1883    3       12      60      225
1884    3       10      45      160
1885    3       10      45      160
1886    3       10      45      160
1887    3       10      45      160
1888    3       10      45      160
1889    3       10      45      160
1889/8  30      60      250
1890    3       10      40      120
1891    3       10      35      120
1892    3       10      45      140
1893    3       10      35      130
1894    5       12      70      270

b: beaded border
t: toothed border
dl: die letter to left of lighthouse
H: Heaton Mint (H under date)

Old (Veiled) Head

1895    2       7       20      65
1896    1       4       10      45
1897    1       4       10      45
1898    1       5       12      55
1899    1       4       10      45
1900    1       4       10      35
1901    1       3       8       25

Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902    2       4       8       30
1902lt  18      80      180     425
1903    2       5       20      60
1904    2       6       25      80
1905    2       5       20      55
1906    2       5       25      70
1907    2       5       20      70
1908    2       5       20      70
1909    2       5       20      70
1910    2       5       20      50

lt: low tide variety


George V

Type 1
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911    1       4       15      40
1912    1       3       15      35
1913    1       3       15      40
1914    1       3       15      40
1915    2       3       20      55
1916    1       2       15      40
1917    1       2       15      35
1918    1       2       15      35
1919    1       2       15      35
1920    1       2       15      40
1921    1       2       15      40
1922    1       4       25      45
1923    1       2       15      35
1924    1       2       15      30
1925            2       15      30
Type 2: Modified Obverse and Reverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1925    4       10      50      90
1926            2       10      40
1927            2       10      40
Type 3: Remodified Obverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1925me  4       10      50      90
1926            2       10      40
1927            2       10      40
1928            2       8       35
1929            2       8       35
1930            2       8       35
1931            2       8       35
1932            2       8       35
1933            2       8       35
1934            2       12      45
1935            1       6       20
1936            1       5       15

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937                    1       5
1937    proof                   18
1938                    1       6
1939                    1       5
1940                    2       10
1941                    1       8
1942                    1       5
1943                    1       5
1944                    1       5
1945                    1       5
1946                    1       6
1947                    1       6
1948                    1       4

Type 2: No IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1949                    1       4
1950                    1       5
1950    proof                   18
1951                    1       6
1951    proof                   18
1952                    1       4

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                            1
1953    proof                   4
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1954                            3
1955                            3
1956                            3
1957                            1
1957cs                  10      30
1958                            1
1959                            1
1960                            1
1962                            1
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1970    proof                   5

cs: calm sea variety

Coins dated 1963 to 1967 are very common, and can be bought for 20p or less.

Values extracted from Coin News April 2015

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that its value is less than 1.


Search by reign

Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II

There are no issued halfpennies of Queen Anne.


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