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                   650
1827    220     800     3000

William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    25      70      425     1100
1831    proof                   800
1834    30      70      400     1250
1837    65      200     800     2800

Victoria

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1839    proof                   1700
1841:   7       20      140     700
1841nc  8       20      140     550
1843nc  ex. rare
1843:   90      350     2000    5000
1844    12      25      160     550
1845    15      35      220     750
1846    15      25      200     700
1846f:  15      25      200     700
1846c:  16      25      210     725
1847    12      25      180     550
1848    10      25      160     500
1848/7  8       20      150     450
1848/6  20      120     525
1849    225     600     2200
1851    15      45      200     800
1853    7       15      100     180
1853    proof                   2000
1854    8       20      100     180
1854/3  14      45      180
1855    8       20      100     250
1856    100     250     700     2700
1857p   7       18      80      280
1857o   6       18      70      280
1858/7  7       18      80      300
1858/6  40      120     500
1858/3  25      90      400
1858    7       16      90      250
1859    8       25      150     350
1860/59 600     1500    3750    6500

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      50      170     700
1860t   6       20      60      300
1861    5       12      50      275
1862    5       12      50      275
1862s   100     250
1863    5       12      45      250
1863dn  500     1000
1864p4  25      140     600     3000
1864c4  30      150     600     3200
1865    7       16      55      350
1865/3  40      125     450
1866    6       20      80      475
1867    7       20      95      800
1868    15      70      200     1800
1869    130     450     1700    5500
1870    12      40      140     725
1871    35      120     450     2000
1872    6       20      60      270
1873    6       20      60      270
1874    7       20      60      270
1874H   7       22      60      270
1874o   14      35      90      450
1875    7       22      75      325
1875H   35      110     800     2500
1876H   5       12      60      275
1877    5       14      55      275
1878    5       14      55      275
1879    4       15      55      275
1880    4       15      55      280
1881    5       15      55      275
1881H   5       15      55      275
1882H   5       15      55      275
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      250
1884    5       15      55      250
1885    5       15      55      250
1886    5       15      55      250
1887    5       15      55      250
1888    5       15      55      250
1889    5       15      50      325
1890    5       15      50      200
1891    5       12      50      200
1892    6       15      70      235
1893    5       12      55      230
1894    10      35      140     420

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 20      90      280     800
18951mm         2       18      75
1896            2       18      65
1897            2       15      60
1897d   125     225     800
1898            3       18      60
1899            3       16      50
1900            3       16      40
1901            3       10      30

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      185
1905            3       15      80
1906            3       15      70
1907            3       15      70
1908            3       18      120
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  8       80      550     2200
1919            2       15      50
1919H   1       15      200     700
1919KN  15      110     750     2750
1920            2       12      30
1921            2       12      40
1922            3       25      140
1922r   1000    2500
1926            6       25      140

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
1926me  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    20      24      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
1954    unique
1961                            2
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1970    proof                   8

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


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Links

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Values Index.
Values of the Decimal One Penny.

History of The Penny.
Main Index.

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