The “old penny” began the twentieth century when Queen Victoria was on the throne, and ended its 264-year run as legal tender on 31 August, 1971 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. From the first manned flight to a man on the moon, two World Wars to the first Labour government, what changes the humble penny witnessed!
This impressive collection features an example of every pre-decimal penny for every year of the twentieth century in which they were minted. Some of the most sought-after issues include the first pennies for Edward VIII, George V and George VI, as well as the last circulated penny of Queen Victoria’s reign. Also included are all the years of the Great War, and the highly-coveted 1953 Queen Elizabeth II inaugural penny!
On the reverse of every penny in the collection is Britannia, seated, with here shield at her side and her trident held high. There is no greater symbol of the strength and determination of our nation, making the old penny one of Britain’s most iconic coins!
Each coin will arrive with a fact card, allowing you to re-live the key events of its mint year. What’s more, a handsome, museum-quality display with four glass panels is yours at no additional charge!
Delivery of items which are in stock will usually take place within a week. Personalised products can take up to 6 weeks. If your item is out of stock, we will contact you as soon as possible with an update. If you have a particularly urgent order, please call Customer Services on 0344 557 5600 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guarantee & Returns
Any time you place an order with Danbury Mint, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not delighted with any purchase, you may return it within 90 days of receipt for a FULL refund – including our postage & handling charge!
You can download a free post label here.
Items can be returned using the downloadable returns label below. We recommend obtaining a certificate of posting (free) if returning via the post office. Please include all paperwork with your return. If you have any questions or would prefer us to send you a returns label by post, please email Customer Services.
If you have a printer and wish to print off a returns label, please click on the link below. Note that you must have Adobe Acrobat installed in order to view and print PDF files.
How to Return a Danbury Mint Item (PDF)
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