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1855 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1855

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1855 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1855

1855 Halfpenny British Queen Victiria Coin 

Victoria Copper Halfpence (date under head)


The British pre-decimal halfpenny (½d) coin, usually simply known as a halfpenny was a unit of currency that equalled half of a penny or one four-hundred and eightieth of a pound sterling. Originally the halfpenny was minted in copper, but after 1860 it was minted in bronze. It ceased to be legal tender in 1969. The halfpenny featured two different designs on its obverse during its years in circulation. From 1672 until 1936 the image of Britannia appeared on the reverse, and from 1937 onwards the image of the Golden Hind appeared.Like all British coinage, it bore the portrait of the monarch on the obverse.The original reverse of the bronze version of the coin, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon, is a seated Britannia, holding a trident, with the words HALF PENNY to either side. Issues before 1895 also feature a lighthouse to Britannia's left and a ship to her right. Various minor adjustments to the level of the sea depicted around Britannia, and the angle of her trident were also made over the years. Some issues feature toothed edges, while others feature beading.

1855 Halfpenny British | British Halfpenny 1855 Halfpenny  
Coin Type: Halfpenny Country: British
Alloy: Copper Year: 1855
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Mint: London Mint Number Minted:

Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
01/03/2015Halfpenny 1855 Vic.Toria Error Legend Unc With Traces Of LustreLondon Coins£190
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