Thursday, March 27, 2014

1993 British 20 Pence

Getting coins from Great Britain has become more common even with their odd shapes. I actually got two 1993 twenty pence coins as nickels on two separate occasions. 


As a collector I love the fact NYC is a tourist hotspot but as a resident it can be annoying. I would not receive even a fraction of these odd coins if I lived anywhere else. People from around the U.S. and the world often say they refuse to take non-local change. While in NYC it is so busy that as long as you pay most cashiers forgive the occasionally odd coin.

Europeans in NYC are often confused by our coinage and honestly make an effort to give the right change but if slip ups occur the cashier does not argue much. Same with New Yorkers attitude on receiving funny money, they often say whatever and pass it off next time they shop. I am one of the few people who actually seek out the wrong change.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Pence / Great Britain
Year: 1993
Mintage: 123,124,000
Metal: 84% Copper, 16% Nickel
Value: $0.35 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.

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

Jay said...

Too bad they weren't 20 cent US pieces! :)

Man said...

Too bad they weren't 20 cent US pieces! :)

One day, I heard some coin roll hunters have found them.

Anonymous said...

Hi, don't know if this is the right place to ask, but could you please let me know about this coin.....
Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina F:D:+ and on the back is a man with sword on a horse fighting (guessing) a loin or dragon. Pretty sure it's a gold coin and not just plated. Thanks

Man said...

Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina F:D:+ and on the back is a man with sword on a horse fighting (guessing) a loin or dragon. Pretty sure it's a gold coin and not just plated.

Sounds like a gold sovereign it was made for Britain and its territories. It is worth 10% more than its weight in gold.

There are many varieties and to find the exact one you need weight, size and other details.

marnin said...

I would like to know British (Elizabeth II)1982 20 Pence monet price...

Man said...

British (Elizabeth II)1982 20 Pence

About $0.35