Great Britain 2 Pence and 2 New Pence  1971 to Date
Great Britain 2 Pence and 2 New Pence 1971 to Date

These coins are worth face value. Use to figure exchange rates between currencies of various countries.

Click to this CoinQuest link for a complete run-down on the value of British coins.

Some years, these coins were struck only in the hundreds of thousands (compared to tens of millions for many modern coins). It could be an interesting and very cheap collecting idea to try assembling a full set of these 2 pence.

Coin: 786 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mimi, Fri, 24-Jul-2009 12:47:05 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Mon, 13-May-2013 12:56:51 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 02-Nov-2016 20:32:51 GMT
Requester description: 1971 On one side it has an image of Queen Elizabeth the sesecond face on the other side it has new pence on the top wit ha crown below it and the number 2 below that. It's a copper coin with dicoloration on the queen's face, it seems green.
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1975 new pence and a 1997 two pence are these equivalent to the british penny? - maniraju
It's confusing, I know. First, 'penny' and 'pence' mean the same thing, but 'penny' is singular and 'pence' is plural. So you can have 1 penny and you can have 2 pence, but you cannot have 1 pence. Now that's not all. The UK went decimal in their coinage. The date 15 February 1971 is known as Decimal Day, when the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies. Before decimal, there were 240 pence in a pound, with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound. Other coinage, such a farthings (one-quarter penny), crowns (5 shillings), and groat (4 pence), added to the confusion. After Decimal Day there are 100 pence in a pound, again with 'penny' the singular form and 'pence' the plural. For 10 years, from 1971 to 1981, the annotation new penny was used to make sure everyone knew that the old penny had been replaced with a new penny. -- So the answer to your question is 'no.' A 1975 new penny coin carries the value of one post-decimalization penny. A 1997 two pence coin carries the value of two post-decimalization pennies. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a two pence coin that is dated 2008 but does not say 'NEW' it just says two pence. Is this coin of any value as I remember recently that they were valuable because they did not state NEW. Thank you. - okuja dickens charles
The Brits dropped NEW 10 years after 'decimal day' on 15 February 1971 when the old system of pounds, shillings and pence was replaced by a new decimal system. 'Old pence' and 'new pence' were around after decimal day. Now it's all new pence, so they dropped the NEW. Your 2008 coin is worth face value: one pence, or 1/100 pound, in the UK - CoinQuest (Paul)




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