British predecimal halfpenny coin
The Royal Mint issued British Pound coins in 14 different denominations,
including this British predecimal halfpenny coin. They are part of the predecimal and withdrawn Pound Sterling coins series. The Royal Mint started issuing
these 0.00208 British Pound coins in 1672. They were withdrawn from circulation in 1967.
The predecimal British halfpenny coin has a weight of 5.67 grams and a diameter of 25.48mm. The bronze 1/2d coin, known as ‘halfpenny’ and pronounced ‘hay penny’, features the sailing ship ‘Golden Hind’ on the obverse side. The Golden Hind was the galleon in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe. On the reverse side of the Half Penny piece is a portait of the Monarch. The halfpenny coin is the equivalent of half a predecimal penny. There are 240 predecimal pennies to the pound, meaning that a British predecimal halfpenny is the equivalent of 1/480 of a Pound Sterling.
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