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Great Britain Penny and Half Penny  1895 to 1901
Great Britain Penny and Half Penny 1895 to 1901

Thanks for your thorough description, Caley. Sure enough, we did not have this issue of the British penny in our database. Now it is here.

All the old pennies and half pennies from Great Britain make wonderful collectibles. They come from a time when a penny was *worth* something! But millions and millions were made, so their value today is not that high. Here is a run-down:

HALF PENNY
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $50

ONE PENNY
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $60

These are catalog values and apply to all the dates in the series. Use our Important Terminology page to fully understand what this means.

That is none other than Queen Victoria on your coin. Her reign was so long they changed the penny design three times. But Britannia would be upset with you since you called her a thin man. She appears on the back of the coin, and looks a little more up-to-date in our color picture. She is a symbol of integrity and virtue in Great Britain, like Miss Liberty in America.

Coin: 2396 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Caley, Fri, 25-Dec-2009 06:43:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 02:05:41 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 08-Aug-2014 13:30:13 GMT
Requester description: 1899 It's a tarnished, most likely circulated coin with whom I assume is Queen Victoria on the front with the words, 'VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP' bordering it's edges. She's wearing a crown beneath a head scarf, a necklace, and earrings. By the looks of her facial features, she appears to be in her sixties. There's a thin man sitting with his sheild in his left hand and a trident in the other on the back of the coin. He's also wearing a helmet and facing toward the east. The date 1899 is below him, bordering the bottom edge of the coin. The word 'ONE' is on the left side of the coin, and the word 'PENNY' is on the right side. I think the penny is either silver or nickel, but I'm not sure. It's very tarnished, and it has a coppery, old US penny color to it.
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