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We do not know exactly when the first British Halfpenny was stuck but we do know it was around the 1200's. In todays money a halfpenny is the equivalent of 1/480th of £1 sterling. During the reign of Henry I, the halfpenny was slowly being introduced but only on trial basis, however Edward I successfully introduced the Halfpenny many years later. These were struck at the London Mint until Edward II reign when production was moved to Berwick & Reading Mint. These halfpenny's are very rare.

Early Halfpennies were struck using silver however due to the increasing silver price it was decided that halfpenny's would be struck from other base metals such as iron, nickel and copper. During the reign of George III for a short period time the coins were also struck at the Soho Mint until the Mint was moved from Tower of London to Tower Hill. The Halfpenny stopped being struck for circulation in 1967
and after decimalisation a Half New Penny was introduced until 1982 when it was re-named halfpenny until 1984. 

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George V Halfpenny George III Halfpenny in VF Condition
George VI Halfpenny
Latest Price: £0.75
George V Halfpenny
Latest Price: £1.50
George VI Halfpenny

George VI, born Albert and known are Bertie by his family before his brother Edward VIII abdicated and was then known as King George VI and Emperor of India.

All coins are in fine to very fine condition and were struck mainly in the W.W.II. years of 1939 - 1945

George V Halfpenny

George V, son of Edward VII was born in 1865 and reigned from 1910 - 1936.

All halfpenny will be in fine and better condition

George III Halfpenny

With no British coins struck for this period the best we can offer are the copper halfpennies of 1806 and 1807.
Victoria Copper Halfpenny George III 1799 British Halfpenny Soho Mint Victoria Copper Set of Penny, Halfpenny & Farthing 1838 - 1860
Victoria Copper Halfpenny
Latest Price: £30.00
Victoria Copper Halfpenny

Victorian coinage struck for her during the first part of the reign. Made from copper these thicker and heavier coins

George III 1799 British Halfpenny Soho Mint

Contracted by the Royal Mint, these heavy copper coins were issued for just one year. The shortage of small change was giving the country big problems at the time.
Victoria Copper Set of Penny, Halfpenny & Farthing 1838 - 1860

Victorian coinage struck for her during the first part of the reign. Made from copper these thicker and heavier coins