Half Penny

Half Penny

Half Penny
The British halfpenny coin was worth 1/480th of a pound sterling. At first in its 700 year history it was made from silver but as the value of the pound declined, the coin was made from base metals. It was finally abandoned in 1969 as part of the process of decimalising the British currency. "Halfpenny" was pronounced "hayp-nee" [ˈheɪpni] and 1½d was pronounced "a penny hayp-nee" or "three hay-p'nce" [ˈheɪpəns]; and colloquially written as "ha'penny" or "ha'pence". It was long considered that the first halfpenny coins were produced in the reign of King Edward I (1272–1307), with earlier requirements for small change being provided by "cut coinage"; that is, pennies cut into halves or quarters, usually along the cross which formed a prominent part of the reverse of the coin. However, in recent years metal detectors have discovered a few halfpennies of Kings Henry I (1100–1135) and Henry III (1216–1272) – these are extremely rare and very little is known about them; they have all been found in the London area, where they circulated alongside the more common cut coinage, and while it is possible that these coins were patterns or trials, it is clear that they did see circulation. No documentary evidence of these coins is known to exist, and it is possible that there are other coins or issues still to be discovered.

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1694 HALFPENNY ( FAIR )

£40.00
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1694 HALFPENNY ( GF )

£145.00
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1696 HALFPENNY ( F )

£35.00
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1697 HALFPENNY ( FAIR )

£14.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( GF ) C

£155.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( VF )

£140.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( F )

£50.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( F ) B

£55.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( FAIR )

£30.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( GF )

£95.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( GF ) B

£95.00
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1699 HALFPENNY ( VF )

£140.00
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1699 HALFPENNY (F)

£200.00
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1699 HALFPENNY (F)

£35.00
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1700 HALFPENNY ( F )

£100.00
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1700 HALFPENNY ( FAIR )

£15.00
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1700 HALFPENNY ( FAIR ) B

£20.00
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1700 HALFPENNY ( POOR )

£15.00
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1701 HALFPENNY ( F )

£75.00
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1701 HALFPENNY ( GF )

£75.00
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1717 HALFPENNY (FAIR)

£10.00
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1718 HALFPENNY ( F )

£35.00
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1718 HALFPENNY ( GF )

£65.00
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1718 HALFPENNY ( NF )

£30.00
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1719 HALFPENNY ( F )

£40.00
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1720 HALFPENNY ( F )

£35.00
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1720 HALFPENNY ( F ) B

£35.00
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1720 HALFPENNY ( FAIR )

£20.00
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1721 HALFPENNY ( F )

£35.00
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1721 HALFPENNY ( F ) B

£30.00
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1721 HALFPENNY ( F ) C

£35.00
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1721 HALFPENNY ( FAIR )

£20.00
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