British One Penny coin

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The British decimal Penny (1p) coin, produced by the Royal Mint,
was issued on 15 February 1971,
the day the British currency was decimalised
1980 coin featuring portrait by Arnold Machin
1993 coin featuring portrait by Raphael Maklouf
2000 coin featuring portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley

Design

The reverse of the coin, designed by Christopher Ironside, is a crowned portcullis with chains (an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII which is now the Badge of the Palace of Westminster) , with the numeral "1" written below the portcullis, and either NEW PENNY (1971–1981) or ONE PENNY (1982–present) above the portcullis.

 

    

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