Here’s all the Penny coins we’ve found since February 2016.
The silver Penny has been around since the reign of King Offa in 757 AD and was struck by at least 70 different mints. The penny was the only denomination produced in England until, under Henry III (1216-1272) a 20 pence coin was briefly struck. The last silver hammered pennies where produced, under Charles II, between 1660-1662. They were followed by milled penny coins around 1664/5. It was used as Maundy money but was also in circulation until George III when it was primarily Maundy coinage. A silver ceremonial Maundy penny is still minted today. The first copper penny coins were minted in 1797 under George III right through until decimalisation in 1970, under Elizabeth II, when it was replaced with small bronze penny coin in 1971 which was replaced with a copper-plated steel in 1992 and is still in production today.
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