These currencies were used in the UK until 15 February 1971. Pennies were written as 'd', shillings as 's.' or '/-' and pounds as '|' or '£'. There were 12 pence (d) in every shilling (s) and 20 shillings (s) in every pound (£)..
The UK abandoned the old penny on Decimal Day, 15 February 1971, when one pound sterling became divided into 100 new pence. This was a change from the system used in the earlier wave of decimalisations in Australia, New Zealand , Rhodesia and South Africa , in which the pound was replaced with a new major currency called either the "dollar" or.
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Answer (1 of 4): Is it legal to melt UK pre decimal pennies? Destroying Coinage | The Royal Mint It’s not illegal to melt down pre-decimal coinage. But there’s not a huge amount of it around - most of the ones you find are pretty battered and have little intrinsic value.
And even the "highly common" pennies of most every pre-1934 date and mintmark not mentioned here are worth at least 10 to 20 cents apiece.. Post-1934 Penny Values. The pennies made from 1934 on generally saw far higher production numbers, less circulation, and more examples being saved in quantity by collectors, hoarders, and investors than the earlier Lincoln pennies.
Great Britain Victoria 1895 One Penny Old Head 2mm Version Rare £99.00 Click & Collect Free postage or Best Offer 1888 VICTORIA PENNY MISSING SERIFS, BU/UNC P708 RARE 'COIN IN THIS CONDITION' £400.00 Click & Collect £7.00 postage RARE 1869 VICTORIA ONE PENNY COIN, KEY DATE,BRITISH COIN (A789) CLEAR DATE @LOOK £49.99 Click & Collect £2.80 postage.