Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


6 -The Copper or Bronze Penny


The Silver Maundy Penny << : >> The Penny-Halfpenny

History of the Penny
Pictures of Silver Pennies
Pictures of Copper Pennies


Search by reign

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 have been moved to the Silver (Maundy) Penny page.


Copper Pence


George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1797    25      60      300     900
1d      1806    7       18      70      300
1d      1807    7       18      70      300
1d      1808    unique

Large copper coins dated 1799 are almost certainly halfpence.


George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1825    12      45      250     600
1d      1826    12      45      250     600
1d      1826    proof                   600
1d      1827    220     800     3000

William IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1831    20      70      425     1100
1d      1831    proof                   650
1d      1834    25      70      400     1250
1d      1837    60      200     800     2750

Victoria

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1839    proof                   1400
1d      1841:   7       20      140     600
1d      1841nc  8       20      140     550
1d      1843nc  ex. rare
1d      1843:   75      250     1500    4000
1d      1844    12      25      140     400
1d      1845    15      35      180     600
1d      1846    15      25      170     600
1d      1846f:  15      25      170     600
1d      1846c:  16      25      170     600
1d      1847    10      25      160     450
1d      1848    8       25      130     450
1d      1848/7  7       20      130     375
1d      1848/6  20      100     450
1d      1849    225     600     2200
1d      1851    12      40      180     600
1d      1853    7       15      80      150
1d      1853    proof                   1800
1d      1854    8       20      90      150
1d      1854/3  12      40      150
1d      1855    8       20      90      220
1d      1856    100     250     700     2500
1d      1857p   7       18      80      250
1d      1857o   6       18      70      250
1d      1858/7  7       18      75      275
1d      1858/6  40      120     500
1d      1858/3  25      90      400
1d      1858    7       16      80      220
1d      1859    8       25      140     325
1d      1860/59 550     1500    3750    6000
nc - no colon after REG
: - colon after REG
f - far colon (FID)
c - close colon (FID)
p - plain trident
o - ornamental trident

1860 pennies with the words ONE PENNY on the reverse are the more common bronze type listed below.


Bronze Pence


Victoria Young Head or 'Bun' Penny

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1860b   25      45      150     600
1d      1860t   6       16      55      300
1d      1861    5       12      50      250
1d      1862    5       12      50      250
1d      1862s   100     250
1d      1863    5       12      45      225
1d      1863dn  500     1000
1d      1864p4  25      140     500     2500
1d      1864c4  25      125     500     2750
1d      1865    7       16      55      325
1d      1865/3  40      125     450
1d      1866    6       18      70      450
1d      1867    7       18      85      700
1d      1868    15      70      200     1800
1d      1869    120     400     1250    4000
1d      1870    10      35      125     600
1d      1871    35      120     450     2000
1d      1872    6       20      60      250
1d      1873    6       20      60      250
1d      1874    7       20      60      250
1d      1874H   7       22      60      250
1d      1874o   12      30      85      400
1d      1875    7       22      75      275
1d      1875H   35      110     800     2500
1d      1876H   5       12      60      250
1d      1877    5       14      55      250
1d      1878    5       14      55      250
1d      1879    4       15      55      250
1d      1880    4       15      55      250
1d      1881    5       15      55      250
1d      1881H   5       15      55      250
1d      1882H   5       15      55      250
1d      1882    extremely rare
n.b. The H can often be very difficult to see on worn coins
1d      1883    5       15      55      225
1d      1884    5       15      55      225
1d      1885    5       15      55      225
1d      1886    5       15      55      225
1d      1887    5       15      55      225
1d      1888    5       15      55      225
1d      1889    5       15      50      300
1d      1890    5       15      50      180
1d      1891    5       12      50      180
1d      1892    6       14      70      200
1d      1893    5       12      50      200
1d      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 by date.

Victoria Old Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      18952mm 15      65      175     500
1d      18951mm         2       18      75
1d      1896            2       18      65
1d      1897            2       15      60
1d      1897d   125     225     750
1d      1898            3       18      60
1d      1899            3       18      50
1d      1900            3       18      45
1d      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
1d      1902            1       8       30
1d      1902lt  4       15      60      200
1d      1903            3       15      80
1d      1904            4       25      175
1d      1905            3       15      80
1d      1906            3       15      70
1d      1907            3       15      70
1d      1908            3       18      100
1d      1909            3       20      150
1d      1910            3       15      60
lt: low tide variety

George V

First Type
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1911            3       12      60
1d      1912            3       12      50
1d      1912H           4       40      220
1d      1913            3       15      70
1d      1914            3       18      70
1d      1915            3       20      80
1d      1916            3       15      60
1d      1917            3       15      50
1d      1918            3       12      50
1d      1918H   1       15      100     450
1d      1918KN  7       70      500     2000
1d      1919            2       15      50
1d      1919H   1       15      200     700
1d      1919KN  10      85      650     2500
1d      1920            2       12      30
1d      1921            2       12      40
1d      1922            3       25      125
1d      1922r   1000    2500
1d      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
1d      1926me  25      150     800     2500
me: modified effigy (lower head relief)
Third Type. Modified Reverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1927            2       10      40
Fourth Type. Obverse Modified Again
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1928            2       10      35
1d      1929            2       10      40
1d      1930            2       20      70
1d      1931            2       10      50
1d      1932            2       15      100
1d      1933    extremely rare
1d      1934            2       25      100
1d      1935                    2       12
1d      1936                    2       12

George VI

First Type F D IND IMP
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1937                            4
1d      1937    proof                   14
1d      1938                            6
1d      1939                            15
1d      1940                    8       25
1d      1944                            8
1d      1945                            8
1d      1946                            8
1d      1947                            5
1d      1948                            5
Pennies dated 1944, 1945 and 1946 were darkened at the Mint.
Second Type FIDEI DEF
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1949                            8
1d      1950    7       15      30      50
1d      1950    proof                   25
1d      1951    18      30      50      75
1d      1951    proof                   40
1d      1952    unique proof

Elizabeth II

First Type: BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1953                    1       4
1d      1953    proof                   7
1d      1953t   unique
t: toothed reverse as GVI coins.
Second Type: No BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1d      1961                            2
1d      1962
1d      1963
1d      1964
1d      1965
1d      1966
1d      1967
1d      1970    proof                   2

Copper & Bronze prices 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.


Search by reign

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


Links

The Silver Maundy Penny << : >> The Penny-Halfpenny
Values Index.
Values of Decimal 'Coppers', including the Decimal One Penny.

History of The Penny.
Main Index.

Pictures of Silver Pennies
Pictures of Copper Pennies
Pictures Index

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Values of Coins of the UK - 6 - The Copper/Bronze Penny
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