Wednesday, September 07, 2011

2008 British Old Penny

Do you have British penny and want to know its value? Leave a comment

More British coins keep arriving in my change. Including the next one, will be posted Friday, it will be five for the year so far which is the most ever. A year from now tourists will be coming back from the London 2012 Olympic games and I expect a second influx of British coins. The peak should be Christmas 2012 so keep an eye out as consumers pass on these imports to pay for gifts.

This one is particularly special since it is the last of the chains, crown, and portcullis pennies.



2008 saw two types of pennies from Great Britain. The old Christopher Ironside design featuring the House of Parliament emblem of a crowned portcullis or chains and a gate. The portcullis is a lattice gate that goes up down using chains. It was meant to symbolize the legislative gate keepers of the royal Britain.

The second newer design is that partial shield that can be seen on the 2009 British penny I found in June. Although some older world coin books state that only 100,000 of the older design were made in sets that is not correct. Newer books show that about one quarter of all the 2008 pennies were the old design and they freely circulated.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Penny-Crowned Portcullis / Great Britain
Year: 2008
Mintage: 180,600,000
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.02 in VF (very-fine)

Do you have a coin from Great Britain and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

5 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

1979 One Hundred Dollar Gold Coin of The Cook Islands (Franklin Mint)

1978 One Hundred Balboa Gold Coin of the Republic of Panama (Franklin Mint)

any thoughts as to value? your answer is very much appreciated

Man said...

1979 One Hundred Dollar Gold Coin of The Cook Islands (Franklin Mint)
--About $525.00

1978 One Hundred Balboa Gold Coin of the Republic of Panama (Franklin Mint)
--About $440.00

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was fast. Thanks a lot for your time!

Anonymous said...

What is the value of 2 1968 10 new pence coins from Great Britain in fine condition.

Man said...

1968 10 new pence coins from Great Britain in fine condition.

Just $0.10 each in fine.