Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


3 - The Halfpenny


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History of 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 
1/2d    1672    70      300     1200
1/2d    1672cr  ex rare
1/2d    1673    70      300     1150
1/2d    1673cr  ex rare
1/2d    1673nr  100     600
1/2d    1673no  ex rare
1/2d    1675    60      500     1400
1/2d    1675no  80      550
1/2d    1675/3  175     600
cr: CRAOLVS error
nr: No reverse stop
no: No stops on obverse

Tin Halfpence

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF  
1/2d    1685    250     700     3500
1/2d    1686    275     700     4000
1/2d    1687    300     750     4000

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/2d    1689    600
1/2d    1690    175     700     3200
1/2d    1691    160     650     3000
1/2d    1692    175     700     3000

Copper Halfpence

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/2d    1694    80      300     1200

William III

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/2d    1695    50      180     1000
1/2d    1696    40      160     900
1/2d    1697    40      150     900
1/2d    1697nst 50      275
1/2d    1698t1  50      200     1000
1/2d    1698t2  50      180
1/2d    1698t2d 50      180
1/2d    1699t2  50      200     1000
1/2d    1699t2d 225
1/2d    1699t3  40      175     900
1/2d    1699b   200
1/2d    1699o   90      350
1/2d    1700    40      180     900
1/2d    1700o   100     350
1/2d    1700nsg 100     350
1/2d    1700g1  100     350
1/2d    1700g2  100     350
1/2d    1701    40      175     850
1/2d    1701b   70      275
1/2d    1701v   70      300
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
1/2d    1717    40      225     800
1/2d    1718    35      200     750
1/2d    1719    40      190     800
1/2d    1720    35      160     600
1/2d    1721    35      140     575
1/2d    1721s   45      150
1/2d    1722    35      140     625
1/2d    1722v   ex rare
1/2d    1723    35      150     625
1/2d    1723ns  100     375
1/2d    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
1/2d    1729    25      80      400
1/2d    1729nr  25      75      400
1/2d    1730    20      80      400
1/2d    1730ge  70      225     650
1/2d    1730nd  25      110     400
1/2d    1730nr  30      140     450
1/2d    1731    20      100     400
1/2d    1731nr  25      125     425
1/2d    1732    20      100     400
1/2d    1732nr  25      125     450
1/2d    1733    20      80      400
1/2d    1734/3  35      200
1/2d    1734no  35      200
1/2d    1735    20      80      400
1/2d    1736    20      80      400
1/2d    1737    20      85      400
1/2d    1738    20      80      350
1/2d    1739    18      70      340
1/2d    1740    15      70      300
1/2d    1742    15      70      300
1/2d    1742/0  25      150     400
1/2d    1743    15      70      300
1/2d    1744    15      70      300
1/2d    1745    15      70      320
1/2d    1746    15      70      300
1/2d    1747    15      70      300
1/2d    1748    15      70      320
1/2d    1749    15      70      320
1/2d    1750    15      70      320
1/2d    1751    15      70      320
1/2d    1752    15      70      320
1/2d    1753    15      70      320
1/2d    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
1/2d    1770    18      50      270
1/2d    1770nr  25      65      340
1/2d    1771    12      50      280
1/2d    1771nr  20      65      300
1/2d    1772g   60      200     600
1/2d    1772    12      50      225
1/2d    1772nr  20      65      280
1/2d    1773    10      45      275
1/2d    1773nx  30      80      375
1/2d    1773nr  20      70      300
1/2d    1774    12      40      220
1/2d    1775    12      40      220
1/2d    1799    5       12      55      120
1/2d    1806    5       11      60      110
1/2d    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
1/2d    1825    12      45      180     325
1/2d    1826    12      45      180     325
1/2d    1826    proof                   450
1/2d    1827    12      45      150     300

William IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1831    12      30      130     325
1/2d    1831    proof                   425
1/2d    1834    12      30      130     325
1/2d    1837    12      30      130     325

Victoria

Copper Halfpence (date under head)

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1838    8       18      80      275
1/2d    1839    proof                   400
1/2d    1841    6       16      60      200
1/2d    1843    30      50      200     650
1/2d    1844    12      40      170     340
1/2d    1845    150     375     1500
1/2d    1846    10      22      80      200
1/2d    1847    10      20      80      200
1/2d    1848    10      20      75      200
1/2d    1848/7  12      30      90      240
1/2d    1851    7       18      75      200
1/2d    1852    10      22      80      200
1/2d    1853    5       10      40      110
1/2d    1853/2  15      30      60      220
1/2d    1853    proof                   600
1/2d    1854    5       9       40      110
1/2d    1855    5       9       40      110
1/2d    1856    10      24      80      250
1/2d    1857    6       18      50      110
1/2d    1858    5       12      50      110
1/2d    1858/7  5       12      50      110
1/2d    1858/6  5       12      50      110
1/2d    1859    7       22      70      200
1/2d    1859/8  8       25      70      240
1/2d    1860cop 1400    3300    7000    11000
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
1/2d    1860b   3       10      50      180
1/2d    1860t   4       12      60      250
1/2d    1861    4       10      40      175
1/2d    1862    3       9       40      150
1/2d    1862dl  extremely rare
1/2d    1863    3       9       75      150
1/2d    1864    3       10      45      160
1/2d    1865    4       18      75      270
1/2d    1865/3  40      100     400
1/2d    1866    5       15      70      225
1/2d    1867    5       15      60      200
1/2d    1868    5       15      70      240
1/2d    1869    20      80      225     1100
1/2d    1870    5       15      60      250
1/2d    1871    75      100     400     1250
1/2d    1872    4       10      50      170
1/2d    1873    4       10      50      200
1/2d    1874    6       25      110     300
1/2d    1874H   3       10      60      220
1/2d    1875    3       8       60      190
1/2d    1875H   5       12      60      200
1/2d    1876H   4       10      60      220
1/2d    1877    3       10      60      175
1/2d    1878    6       20      100     350
1/2d    1878w   100     200     500
1/2d    1879    3       10      40      175
1/2d    1880    4       12      60      190
1/2d    1881    4       12      50      160
1/2d    1881H   3       10      50      175
1/2d    1882H   3       10      50      180
1/2d    1883    3       12      55      200
1/2d    1884    3       10      45      140
1/2d    1885    3       10      45      140
1/2d    1886    3       10      45      140
1/2d    1887    3       10      45      110
1/2d    1888    3       10      45      140
1/2d    1889    3       10      45      140
1/2d    1889/8  30      60      200
1/2d    1890    3       10      40      110
1/2d    1891    3       10      35      110
1/2d    1892    3       10      45      140
1/2d    1893    3       10      35      110
1/2d    1894    5       12      70      240
b: beaded border
t: toothed border
dl: die letter to left of lighthouse
H: Heaton Mint (H under date)

Old (Veiled) Head

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

Edward VII

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1902    2       4       8       30
1/2d    1902lt  15      60      150     375
1/2d    1903    2       5       20      60
1/2d    1904    2       6       25      80
1/2d    1905    2       5       20      55
1/2d    1906    2       5       25      70
1/2d    1907    2       5       20      70
1/2d    1908    2       5       20      70
1/2d    1909    2       5       20      70
1/2d    1910    2       5       20      50
lt: low tide variety

George V

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

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1937                    1       5
1/2d    1937    proof                   15
1/2d    1938                    1       6
1/2d    1939                    1       5
1/2d    1940                    2       10
1/2d    1941                    1       8
1/2d    1942                    1       5
1/2d    1943                    1       5
1/2d    1944                    1       5
1/2d    1945                    1       5
1/2d    1946                    1       6
1/2d    1947                    1       6
1/2d    1948                    1       4

Type 2: No IND IMP

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1949                    1       4
1/2d    1950                    1       5
1/2d    1950    proof                   15
1/2d    1951                    1       6
1/2d    1951    proof                   15
1/2d    1952                    1       4

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1953                            1
1/2d    1953    proof                   4
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/2d    1954                            3
1/2d    1955                            3
1/2d    1956                            3
1/2d    1957                            1
1/2d    1957cs                  10      30
1/2d    1958                            1
1/2d    1959                            1
1/2d    1960                            1
1/2d    1962                            1
1/2d    1963
1/2d    1964
1/2d    1965
1/2d    1966
1/2d    1967
1/2d    1970    proof                   2
cs: calm sea
Coins dated 1963 to 1967 are very common, and can be bought for 20p or less.

Extracted from Coin News April 2013

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.


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There are no issued halfpennies of Queen Anne.


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