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Decimalisation Day

D-Day was February 15th 1971. On that day the United Kingdom changed from the centuries old tradition of using 12 pence to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound to a new decimal 100 new pence to the pound.

The Half Penny

Half Penny Half Penny 17.14 mm diameterMouse over to show obverse

The initial Half Penny design was issued in 1971. In 1982 it was considered that the word NEW was now obsolete, and the reverse legend changed to HALF PENNY. The coin was withdrawn in December 1984.

The Penny

Penny Penny 20.32mm diameter Mouse over to show obverse

Issued in 1971 the Penny was changed in 1982 with the words NEW PENNY altered to ONE PENNY. The portrait was changed in 1985 shown on the obverse of the right hand coin

The Two Pence

Two Pence Two Pence 25.91mm diameter Mouse over to show obverse

Issued in 1971 the coin was changed in 1982 with the words NEW PENCE altered to TWO PENCE. The portrait was changed in 1985 shown on the obverse of the right hand coin.

The Five Pence

Five Pence Five Pence Left: diameter 24mm

Right: diameter 18mm

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Issued  in 1968 prior to decimalisation the Five Pence (left} was the same size and value as the Shilling. The coin was changed in 1982 with the words NEW PENCE changed to FIVE PENCE and portrait was changed in 1985 to one similar to the smaller version (right). It was used together with the shilling until 1990 when the shilling was withdrawn and the new smaller size coin (right) was introduced.

The Ten Pence

Ten Pence Ten Pence Left: diameter 28.5mm

Right: 24.5mm

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Issued  in 1968 prior to decimalisation the Ten Pence (left) was the same size as and value as the Florin. The coin was changed in 1982 with the word NEW PENCE altered to TEN PENCE and the portrait was changed in 1985 to one similar to the smaller version (right). The coin was used together with the Florin which was withdrawn in 1992 when the smaller sized coin (right) was introduced.

The Twenty Pence

Twenty Pence diameter 21.40mm

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The Twenty Pence was introduced in June 1982 to fill the gap between the 10p and 50p. The seven-sided design means they always appear to have exactly the same diameter regardless of the orientation.

The Fifty Pence

Fifty Pence Fifty Pence Left: diameter 30mm

Right: diameter27mm

 

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The fifty pence was first issued in 1969 in preparation for decimalisation and replaced the Ten Shilling note. The words NEW PENCE were changed to FIFTY PENCE in 1982 and the portrait was changed to one similar to the small coin 1985. A smaller sized coin (right) was issued in 1997 the larger size coin (left) was withdrawn from circulation in February 1998. The coin was the first seven sided coin with the curved sides of the fifty pence are calculated so that the diameter at any point on the coin is the same.

The Pound Coin

One Pound Pound Coin diameter27mm

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The one pound coin in was introduced in 1983, as a replacement for the 1 banknote. The coin on the left is the 1983 version while that on the right is from 2002. English versions of the coin have the words DECUS ET TUTAMEN, meaning 'An Ornament and a Safeguard' around the edge.

The Pound Coin

One Pound Pound Coin diameter27mm

 

A new, dodecagonal (12-sided) design of coin was introduced on 28 March 2017, and both new and old versions of the one pound coin circulated together until the older design was withdrawn from circulation on 15 October 2017.

The Two Pound Coin

Two Pound Coin Two Pound Car diameter 28.40mm

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In 1986 a two pound coin was issued to commemorate the 13th Commonwealth Games held in Scotland that year. During the succeeding years a total of six further commemorative two pound coins were issued. In 1997 a new design was produced for circulation but due to technical difficulties the new coins were not released by banks until the middle of 1998.

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