What is an unstamped penny worth

 
The 1 penny coin was introduced as a bronze coin on February 15, 1971. In 1992 the company switched to "copper-clad steel". There were also special editions made of silver, gold and platinum for various occasions

The reverse shows a gate with chains and a royal crown, part of the coat of arms of King Henry VII.

There are three different reverse sides of the penny. The first one bears the inscription "NEW PENNY". It was used for the first minting of the decimal pennies in 1971-1981 in order to distinguish them from the pennies of the pre-decimal period. Since 1982 the coins have been labeled "ONE PENNY". In 2008 a fundamentally redesigned back came out. It belongs to the so-called "Royal Arms" series, in which all coins between 1 and 50 pence show a fragment of the royal coat of arms. The whole coat of arms can be seen right next to each other, as shown on the one pound coin.

There are three different coin faces. There are a total of four possible combinations, as the portrait of the young Elizabeth II with a browband was used on both backs. From 1985 she was depicted with the royal diadem. Since 1998, a picture of Elizabeth II has been minted again, wearing the same headband as on the first 1-penny coins.

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Properties of the coin

Marginal inscription:
None, smooth edge

Designer back
1971 - Christopher Ironside

Designer front
1971 - 1984 Arnold Machim
1985 - 1977 Raphael Maklouf
1988 - Ian Rank-Broadley

material
Until August 1992 bronze alloy, consisting of:
97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin
From September 1992: Steel clad with copper
1992 only: Both manufacturing processes. Both bronze alloy and clad steel

Coin data

material
bronze
steel
silver
gold
platinum
Weight
3.56 g
3.56 g

6.98 g
8.60 g
diameter
20.32 mm
20.32 mm
20.32 mm
20.32 mm
20.32 mm
Thickness on the edge

1.65 mm




The circulation and catalog values ​​of the 1 penny coins are listed below. A worse condition than indicated means a significant reduction in value. The catalog data comes from a well-respected coin catalog from Great Britain, edition 2008. The values ​​are in British pounds and have yet to be converted into euros. You can find out the current exchange rate via the media.
There is an orientation value here

Brief overview of the most important properties

1971-1981: NEW PENNY embossed on the reverse
Since 1982: ONE PENNY embossed on the back
Made from a bronze alloy until 1991
Made from bronze and clad steel only in 1992
Since 1993 only embossed on clad steel
1996 a small edition of silver as PP
2000 a small edition of silver as PP
2002 a small edition of gold as PP
2008 a small platinum edition as PP

--- means that no information is available


Year of issueState ¹
EditionPortrait ¹Catalog value in £





1971Stgl.1.521.666.250II0,10
1971PP350.000 ²
II1,00
1972PP only150.000 ²
II2,00
1973Stgl.280.196.000II0,20
1973PP100.000 ²
II1,00
1974Stgl.330.892.000II0,20
1974PP100.000 ²
II1,00
1975Stgl.221.604.000II0,20
1975PP100.000 ²
II1,00
1976Stgl.300.160.000II0,20
1976PP100.000 ²
II1,00
1977Stgl.285.430.000II0,10
1977PP193.000 ²
II1,00
1978Stgl.292.770.000II0,20
1978PP86.100 ²
II1,00
1979Stgl.459.000.000II0,10
1979PP81.000 ²
II1,00
1980Stgl.416.304.000II0,10
1980PP143.000 ²
II1,00
1981Stgl.301.800.000II0,20
1981PP100.300 ²
II1,00
1982Stgl.100.292.000II0,10
1982PP106.800 ²
II1,00
1983Stgl.243.002.000II0,20
1983PP107.800 ²
II1,00
1984Stgl.154.759.625II1,00
1985
PP
102.015 ²
III
1,00
1985
Stgl.
200.605.245
III
 ---
1986
PP
104.597 ²
III
1,00
1986
Stgl.
369.989.130
III
 ---
1987
PP
88.659 ²
III
1,00
1987
Stgl.
499.946.000
III
 ---
1988
PP
79.314 ²
III
1,00
1988
Stgl.
793.492.000
III
 ---
1989
PP
85.704 ²
III
1,00
1989
Stgl.
658.142.000
III
 ---
1990
PP
79.052 ²
III
1,00
1990
Stgl.
529.047.500
III
 ---
1991
PP
55.144 ²
III
1,00
1991
Stgl.
206.457.600
III
 ---
1992
PP bronze
62.326 ²
III
1,00
1992
Stgl. steel
253.867.000
III
 ---
1992Stgl. bronze ---III ---
1993
PP
66.080 ²
III
1,00
1993
Stgl.
602.590.000
III
 ---
1994
PP
66.721 ²
III
1,00
1994
Stgl.
843.834.000
III
 ---
1995
PP
60.639 ²
III
1,00
1995
Stgl.
303.314.000
III
 ---
1996
PP
67.581 ²
III
1,00
1996
Stgl.
723.840.000
III
 ---
1996PP in silver15.000 ²
III15,00
1997
PP
80.748 ²
III
 1,00
1997
Stgl.
396.674.000
III
--- 
1998
PP
63.670 ²
IV
 3,00
1998
Stgl.
739.770.000
IV
--- 
1999
PP
80.144 ²
IV
 3,00
1999
Stgl.
891.392.000
IV
--- 
2000
PP
50.895 ²
IV
 3,00
2000PP in silver13.180 ²
IV3,00
2000
Stgl.
1.060.420.000
IV
--- 
2001
PP
100.000 ³
IV
 3,00
2001
Stgl.
928.698.000
IV
--- 
2002
PP
100.000 ³
IV
 3,00
2002
Stgl.
601.446.000
IV
--- 
2002
PP in gold
2.002 ²
IV
150,00
2003
Stgl.
539.436.000
IV
---
2003
PP
43.513
IV
3,00
2004
Stgl.
739.764.000
IV
---
2004
PP
35.020
IV
3,00
2005
Stgl.
536.318.000
IV
---
2005
PP
40.563
IV
3,00
2006
Stgl.
524.605.000
IV
---
2006
PP
50.000 ³IV
3,00
2006
PP in silver
8.000 ³IV
---
2007
Stgl.
494.292.00
IV
---

[1] The abbreviations used are explained in more detail here
[2] The coin was only sold in a set with several other coins by the Royal Mint.
[3] Not sold will probably be. melted down again, so that, as in the past, odd numbers are achieved