Britannia on Elizabeth II Coinage

Author: Lawrence Chard - Chairman and CEO

Published: 9 Nov 2018

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2022


Britannia survived decimalisation in Great Britain moving from the penny to the fifty pence, then getting her own coin the gold and later silver Britannia...

Bringing us up to the present day monarch, the pre-decimal pennies of Elizabeth II used the same designs as for George VI, and no other denominations featured Britannia. After the last penny was issued in 1967, and a proof version in the "Farewell to £sd"


Britannia on the The Last Pre-decimal Penny of 1967


Britannia on the Reverse of a 1969 Decimal Fifty New Pence


Shrinking Fifty Pences in 1997 - Old & New Sizes

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