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Copper penny of Elizabeth II

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A mint condition copper one penny of Elizabeth II of 1953. It shows the queen with a youthful portrait. This is a pre-decimal penny. When the UK converted to a decimal currency system with one hundred pennies to the pound, coins like this were melted down but many still survive amongst people’s personal mementos of the time. One old penny was worth just over two new pennies at decimalisation in 1971.

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