British predecimal penny coin

The Royal Mint issued British Pound coins in 16 different denominations, including this British predecimal penny coin. They are part of the predecimal and withdrawn Pound Sterling coins series. The Royal Mint started issuing these 0.00416 British Pound coins in 1797. They were withdrawn from circulation in 1970.

The old predecimal British penny is a large and heavy coin: It weighs 9.45 grams and measures 30.86mm across. It is worth the equivalent of 1/240 of a pound: There are 240 predecimal pennies to the Pound Sterling. A purse with 240 predecimal pennies, worth £1, has a weight of 2 kilos and 268 grams. Because the coin is so inconveniently large and heavy, the predecimal penny was often referred to as a ‘cartwheel’. The 1d coin is made of bronze and has a seated Britannia with shield and trident on the front side. On the back side of the predecimal one penny piece is the portrait of the Monarch.

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