Wednesday, December 04, 2013

1982 British 20 Pence with Doubling

The first and most common 20 Pence from Great Britain is this one. 1982 was the first year of issue because of a growing need for a coin smaller than a 50 Pence but larger than a 10 Pence. The more common 25 or quarter coin was suggested but the British thought 20 was an easier round number to use.


The coin has seven sides and is about the size of a U.S. nickel. It also has a higher copper composition than most Copper-Nickel coins. This was done for both the visually impaired and vending machine industry. The reverse has the crown, date, denomination, and a double rose.


The entire right side of the reverse is doubled. While I cannot be a hundred percent certain I think this is machine doubling. Machine doubling is the less valuable version of double that occurs when the die slips or bounces when striking the coin. Since almost one billion were made it is not a surprise that doubling does exist although I could not find more online.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Pence / Great Britain
Year: 1982
Mintage: 740,815,000
Metal: 84% Copper, 16% Nickel
Value: $0.40 in VF

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.

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

Dan said...

Nice Blog!

I have a 1858 Flying Eagle American penny. The edges, unfortunately, have been chewed up by a lawn mower. What would be a ballpark value?

Thanks,
Dan L.A.

Man said...

1858 Flying Eagle American penny. The edges, unfortunately, have been chewed up by a lawn

About $5.00 but depends on how damaged it looks.

Akarawat Boonyakongrat said...

I have 1982 1 pcs. $4.00