Own the final pre-decimal one penny coin to be produced! These 1967 Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Pennies have not been circulated. 1967 pennies were the final pre-decimal pennies to be issued due to decimalisation in 1970.
As the coins have not been in circulation they are minty and feature lustre. Your coin will be chosen at random from the bag of coins. If you would like a high specimen example, please contact us so we can hand-pick one, grade and price it for you. If you're interested in a bag of the coins, make us an offer!
1967 pennies were issued in the years leading up to decimalisation. Although the decision had been taken in 1966 to decimalise the currency, there was a need to mint pennies in huge quantities before they would be rendered obsolete. Consequently, all pennies minted between 1967 and D-Day were dated 1967 to lessen the impact of hoarding by nostalgic members of the public who were painfully aware that soon the currency they had known from their childhoods would disappear forever. These pennies saw circulation for no more than four years before they were withdrawn. For these reasons, 1967 pennies in uncirculated condition are extremely common
There were 654,564,000 1967 pennies issued.
The coins are made from bronze; an alloy predominantly made from copper (97%), mixed with tin (0.5%) and zinc (2.5%).
Young Laureate Head, Elizabeth II facing right.
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FD
The reverse features Britannia, seated left, holding a trident.
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