1967 Penny – Elizabeth II


The 1967 Penny - Elizabeth II

Bronze Penny of Elizabeth II, and this was the last of the pre-decimal circulation pennies. This is the second issue and it omitted the words BRITT OMN from the first issue. SCBC: 4157.

There was a large mintage and so have little value at the moment. They are large coins, having a diameter of 30.8mm and weight of 9.45g.

The Reverse, by Charles Walter Coombes, shows Britannia seated on a rock, holding shield and trident with the sea and a lighthouse in the background.

The Obverse shows a young laureate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: 655,000,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1967 ?
The monarch was Elizabeth II and Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour). Parliament decided to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry. UK applies for EEC membership although Charles de Gaulle vetoed it again. The QE2 is launched. The Concorde supersonic aircraft was unveiled in Toulouse, France. The Grand National was won by 100-1 outsider Foinavon after a pile up at one fence. Donald Campbell was killed trying to break the speed record on Coniston Water. Sandie Shaw sang Puppet on a String for UK's first win in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Beatles released their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Wimbledon is televised in colour for the first time. Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner was first broadcast in the UK on ITV.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Penny
The Penny is one of the most famous British coins. The coin itself has been around since 600AD and at various times has been struck in silver, copper and bronze. Originally split into halfpennies and farthing, it is now itself the least denomination coin currently in circulation. Made from copper (actually copper plated steel).

Originally there were 12 pennies in one shilling and 240 pennies in £1; since decimalisation in 1973 there are 100 new pence in one pound.

Specifications of the Penny

  • Diameter: (Bronze) 31 mm (since 1860)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Composition:
    • (1707–1796) Silver
    • (1797–1859) Copper
    • (1860–1970) Bronze
  • Years: 1707–1970
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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1967 BRITISH HALF PENNY COIN UK ELIZABETH II / UNCIRCULATED - ONE/BUY
1967 BRITISH HALF PENNY COIN UK ELIZABETH II / UNCIRCULATED - ONE/BUY
£ 0.99
1961-1967 ONE PENNY COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE!  ONE COIN/BUY!
1961-1967 ONE PENNY COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 0.99
1967 BRITISH ONE PENNY COIN GREAT BRITAIN ELIZABETH II UNCIRCULATED - ONE/BUY
1967 BRITISH ONE PENNY COIN GREAT BRITAIN ELIZABETH II UNCIRCULATED - ONE/BUY
£ 0.99
HALF PENNY COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE!  ONE COIN/BUY!
HALF PENNY COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 0.99
1953 TO 1967 ELIZABETH II PENNY / PENNIES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
1953 TO 1967 ELIZABETH II PENNY / PENNIES CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 0.99
1953 to 1967 Elizabeth II Bronze Penny Coin Your Choice of Year / Date
1953 to 1967 Elizabeth II Bronze Penny Coin Your Choice of Year / Date
£ 0.99
1/2 PENNY NEW HALF PENCE COIN GB UK ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
1/2 PENNY NEW HALF PENCE COIN GB UK ELIZABETH II CHOOSE YOUR DATE! ONE COIN/BUY!
£ 0.99
1967 One penny 1p Royal Mint Elizabeth II Antique Coin + Decal 2020 War Poppy *
1967 One penny 1p Royal Mint Elizabeth II Antique Coin + Decal 2020 War Poppy *
£ 2.99

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