What are british coins made of

what are british coins made of

Milled C oins    W eights And S izes

Milled coins are those produced on a machine press and have a regular size. This process became standard around the time of Charles II in the middle of the 17th century. Test milled p ie ces were made in the reign of Elizabeth 1st and Charles 1st. Prior to that coins were made by hand hammering and as there was no collar the size of the coin was irregular. The term milled is also applied to the lines on the edge of the machine-made coins which were introduced to prevent the practice of clipping silver or gold from round the edge.

13.5 mm 1.2 g Quarter Farthing

15.0 mm 1.0 g Bronze Third Farthing

16.0 mm 1.5 g Copper Third Farthing

17.1 mm 1.8 g Decimal Half Penny

18.0 mm 2.4 g Copper Half Farthing

20.0 mm 2.8 g Bronze Farthing

20.3 mm 3.6 g Decimal Penny

22.0 mm 4.7 g Copper Farthing

22.0 mm 5.0 g Early Copper Farthing

23.0 mm 6.0 g 1799 Farthing

34.0 mm 18.8 g Copper Penny

36.0 mm 28.3 g 1797 Penny

41.0 mm 57

g 1797 Two Pence

11.0 mm 0.5 g Maundy Penny

12.0 mm 0.5 g Early Maundy Penny

12.0 mm 0.7 g The Penny-Halfpenny

13.0 mm 0.9 g Maundy Two Pence

14.0 mm 1.0 g Early Maundy Two Pence

16.0 mm 1.4 g Three Pence

16.0 mm 1.9 g Four Pence or Groat

17.0 mm 1.5 g Early Three Pence

18.0 mm 1.9 g Maundy Four Pence

18.0 mm 3.3 g Decimal Five Pence (small)

19.0 mm 2.0 g Early Maundy Four Pence

19.0 mm 2.8 g Sixpence

21.0 mm 3.0 g Early Sixpence

21.4 mm 5.0 g Decimal Twenty Pence

24.0 mm 5.7 g Shilling

24.0 mm 5.7 g Decimal Five Pence (large)

24.5 mm 6.5 g Decimal Ten Pence (small)

25.5 mm 6.0 g Early Shilling

27.0 mm 7.4 g 18 Pence

27.3 mm 8.0 g Decimal Fifty Pence (small)

28.0 mm 11.3 g 1849 Godless Florin

28.5 mm 11.3 g The Florin, or Two Shillings

28.5 mm 11.3 g Decimal Ten Pence (large)

29.5 mm 11.3 g Jubilee Florin

30.0 mm 11.3 g Gothic Florin

Source: british-coin-price-guide.homelinux.com

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