Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


The Copper or Bronze Penny


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George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria (Copper), Victoria (Bronze), Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.
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.


Silver Pence

Values of silver pennies are now on the Silver (Maundy) Penny page.


Copper Pence


George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1797    25      60      300     900
1806    7       18      70      300
1807    7       18      70      300
1808    unique

Large copper coins dated 1799 are almost certainly halfpence.


George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1825    12      45      250     600
1826    12      45      250     600
1826    proof                   600
1827    220     800     3000

William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    20      70      425     1100
1831    proof                   650
1834    25      70      400     1250
1837    60      200     800     2750

Victoria

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1839    proof                   1400
1841:   7       20      140     600
1841nc  8       20      140     550
1843nc  ex. rare
1843:   75      250     1500    4000
1844    12      25      140     400
1845    15      35      180     600
1846    15      25      170     600
1846f:  15      25      170     600
1846c:  16      25      170     600
1847    10      25      160     450
1848    8       25      130     450
1848/7  7       20      130     375
1848/6  20      100     450
1849    225     600     2200
1851    12      40      180     600
1853    7       15      80      150
1853    proof                   1800
1854    8       20      90      150
1854/3  12      40      150
1855    8       20      90      220
1856    100     250     700     2500
1857p   7       18      80      250
1857o   6       18      70      250
1858/7  7       18      75      275
1858/6  40      120     500
1858/3  25      90      400
1858    7       16      80      220
1859    8       25      140     325
1860/59 550     1500    3750    6000

1860 pennies with the words ONE PENNY on the reverse are the more common bronze type listed below.
nc - no colon after REG
: - colon after REG
f - far colon after DEF
c - close colon after DEF
p - plain trident
o - ornamental trident


Bronze Pence


Victoria Young Head or 'Bun' Penny

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1860b   25      45      150     600
1860t   6       16      55      300
1861    5       12      50      250
1862    5       12      50      250
1862s   100     250
1863    5       12      45      225
1863dn  500     1000
1864p4  25      140     500     2500
1864c4  25      125     500     2750
1865    7       16      55      325
1865/3  40      125     450
1866    6       18      70      450
1867    7       18      85      700
1868    15      70      200     1800
1869    120     400     1250    4000
1870    10      35      125     600
1871    35      120     450     2000
1872    6       20      60      250
1873    6       20      60      250
1874    7       20      60      250
1874H   7       22      60      250
1874o   12      30      85      400
1875    7       22      75      275
1875H   35      110     800     2500
1876H   5       12      60      250
1877    5       14      55      250
1878    5       14      55      250
1879    4       15      55      250
1880    4       15      55      250
1881    5       15      55      250
1881H   5       15      55      250
1882H   5       15      55      250
1882    extremely rare
n.b. The H on an 1882 penny can often be very difficult to see on worn coins
1883    5       15      55      225
1884    5       15      55      225
1885    5       15      55      225
1886    5       15      55      225
1887    5       15      55      225
1888    5       15      55      225
1889    5       15      50      300
1890    5       15      50      180
1891    5       12      50      180
1892    6       14      70      200
1893    5       12      50      200
1894    10      35      125     375

b: beaded border.
t: toothed border.
s: small date as for halfpenny.
p4: plain 4
c4: crosslet 4
H: Heaton Mint (H under date)
o: older portrait
dn: die number under date.


Victoria Old Head

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
18952mm 15      65      175     500
18951mm         2       18      75
1896            2       18      65
1897            2       15      60
1897d   125     225     750
1898            3       18      60
1899            3       18      50
1900            3       18      45
1901            3       12      35

18952mm: 2mm between P of PENNY and trident head
18951mm: 1mm between P of PENNY and trident head
d: dot after O in ONE


Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902            1       8       30
1902lt  4       15      60      200
1903            3       15      80
1904            4       25      175
1905            3       15      80
1906            3       15      70
1907            3       15      70
1908            3       18      100
1909            3       20      150
1910            3       15      60

lt: low tide variety


George V

First Type
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911            3       12      60
1912            3       12      50
1912H           4       40      220
1913            3       15      70
1914            3       18      70
1915            3       20      80
1916            3       15      60
1917            3       15      50
1918            3       12      50
1918H   1       15      100     450
1918KN  7       70      500     2000
1919            2       15      50
1919H   1       15      200     700
1919KN  10      85      650     2500
1920            2       12      30
1921            2       12      40
1922            3       25      125
1922r   1000    2500
1926            6       25      135

H: H mintmark to left of date
KN: KN mintmark to left of date
r: 1927 style reverse (quite difficult to distinguish)

Second Type. Modified Obverse

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1926    25      150     800     2500
Third Type. Modified Reverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1927            2       10      40
Fourth Type. Obverse Modified Again
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1928            2       10      35
1929            2       10      40
1930            2       20      70
1931            2       10      50
1932            2       15      100
1933    extremely rare
1934            2       25      100
1935                    2       12
1936                    2       12

George VI

First Type F D IND IMP
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937                            4
1937    proof                   14
1938                            6
1939                            15
1940                    8       25
1944                            8
1945                            8
1946                            8
1947                            5
1948                            5

Pennies dated 1944, 1945 and 1946 were darkened at the Mint.

Second Type FIDEI DEF

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1949                            8
1950    7       15      30      50
1950    proof                   25
1951    18      30      50      75
1951    proof                   40
1952    unique proof

Elizabeth II

First Type: BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                    1       4
1953    proof                   7
1953t   unique

t: toothed reverse as GVI coins.

Second Type: No BRITT OMN

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1961                            2
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1970    proof                   2

Copper & Bronze values extracted from Coin News May 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. Pennies dated 1962 to 1967 are very common, and particularly so dated 1967


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Links

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Values of the Decimal One Penny.

History of The Penny.
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Pictures of Silver Pennies
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Values of Coins of the UK - The Copper/Bronze Penny
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