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CODE

DATE

Ref 

[BP]   BRONZE PENCE 1937 - 1970

GRADE 

Price ()


1937 - 2 Obverse & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. A   P of IMP to tooth
Obv. B   P of IMP to RIGHT of tooth
Rev. a   E of PENNY to tooth
Rev. b   E of PENNY to gap
BP 1937 A A + a AU75-80 4.00
BP 1937 A A + a AU85/40 3.50
BP 1937 A A + a AU75/50 3.35
BP 1937 A A + a AU60-65 3.00
BP 1937 A A + a  AU50 2.50
BP 1937 A A + a  AU5-10 1.50
BP 1937 A A + a EF-EF+ 1.00
BP 1937 C B + b AU50/10 2.50
BP 1937 C B + b AU5 1.50
BP 1937 C B + b  EF-EF+ 1.00
BP 1937 EF? .50
BP 1937 VF 0.25
BP 1938 A AU75-85 6.00
BP 1938 A AU65-75 5.00
BP 1938 A Rev. Ex-carbon streak in field AU90/85 4.50
BP 1938 A AU50 4.00
BP 1938 A Rev. Ex-carbon spot - at right AU70 3.50
BP 1938 A AU25+ 3.00
BP 1938 A AU50/5 2.50
BP 1938 A AU5-10 2.00
BP 1938 A VF 0.25
BP 1939 A AU10-15 3.00
BP 1939 A VF 0.25

1940 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev. b   known as - SINGLE exergual line ! (Scarce) 
Rev. c   known as - DOUBLE exergual line !

Difference only very slight between reverse types: 

Check against 1939 & 1944's

Try turning the coin 90% - looking along the line -

The Single is a thin line - with a thick ridge mound above

and the waves merge into the top of the mound

whereas 

The Double is a thin line - with a thin ridge mound above

and the waves sit above the top of the mound

BP 1940 A B + b VF  1.00
BP 1940 B B + c AU90 17.50
BP 1940 B B + c AU85 14.50
BP 1940 B B + c AU65 10.00
BP 1940 B B + c VF  0.25

1944 to 1946 - Officially dark toned by 'Hypo'

However some survived with varying degrees of
lustre by being trapped between other coins!

1944 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev.c  2nd 4 - left of centre of wave
Rev.d  2nd 4 - to centre of wave + re-cut waves 
BP 1944 A B + c   Royal Mint toned - Dark EF-EF+ 14.00
BP 1944 A B + c   Royal Mint toned - Dark EF?/EF+ 8.00
BP 1944 Aa B + c   Royal Mint toned - but Paler EF-EF+ 16.50
BP 1944 A B + c  VF? 0.25
BP 1944 B B + d VF? .50

1945 - Date varieties

Type B: The tail of the 9 broke & was re-punched

The result being: Short & long tailed '9's;
Double or + struck '9's - several sub types
BP 1945 A Royal Mint toned - Slight metal streaks EF+ 18.00
BP 1945 A Royal Mint toned - Dark
Rev. Small darker mark - by 4 of date EF+ 15.00
BP 1945 A Royal Mint toned - Paler / Dark EF+/EF 12.00
BP 1945 A Royal Mint toned - Dark EF 7.50
BP 1945 A Royal Mint toned - Dark EF? 3.50
BP 1945 Aa Royal Mint toned - but Paler EF+ 24.00
BP 1945 Aa Royal Mint toned - but Paler EF-EF+ 20.00
BP 1945 A VF 0.25

1946 - 1 minor reverse variety

Type B   Small raised dot after ONE '
Seen with crooked exergue line and re-cut numerals 
BP 1946 A Royal Mint toned - Dark pAS 12.50
BP 1946 A Royal Mint toned - Dark EF+ 9.50
BP 1946 A EF 3.50
BP 1946 A EF? 2.00
BP 1946 A VF 0.25
BP 1947 A AU50-60 3.50
BP 1947 A AU5/15 1.50
BP 1947 A AU5 1.00
BP 1947 A VF 0.25
BP 1948 A AU75-85 4.00
BP 1948 A AU70-75 3.50
BP 1948 A Obv. Ex carbon mark - top of head AU80 3.00
BP 1948 A AU60-65 2.50
BP 1948 A AU50-60 2.00
BP 1948 A AU40 1.75
BP 1948 A AU50/25 1.50
BP 1948 A AU0-10 1.00
BP 1948 A EF-EF+ 0.50
BP 1948 A VF 0.25
BP 1949 A AU85-90 5.00
BP 1949 A AU75-80 4.00
BP 1949 A AU60-70 3.50
BP 1949 A AU45-50 2.50
BP 1949 A AU35-40 2.00
BP 1949 A AU5-10 1.50
BP 1949 A EF+ 1.00
BP 1949 A VF 0.25
BP 1950 A

Hint of lustre

EF+ 20.00
BP 1950 A EF 16.50
BP 1950 A EF? 13.50
BP 1950 A VF+ .10.00
BP 1950 A VF 8.00
BP 1951 A Rev. Slightly patchy lustre AU80/65 40.00
BP 1951 A Obv. A couple of small dark patches
Rev. Slightly patchy lustre AU70/80 35.00
BP 1951 A EF/EF+ 27.50
BP 1951 A EF 24.00
BP 1951 A EF?-EF 21.50

1953 - 2 Obverse dies (Currency & PROOF)

Obv. B  A of ELIZABETH to bead (Plastic set)
Obv. C  A of ELIZABETH to gap  (PROOF set)

Other Obverse & Reverse dies are PATTERNS

BP 1953 A B + b   AU75-80 7.50
BP 1953 A B + b   AU50/65 6.00
BP 1953 A B + b   AU60/50 5.50
BP 1953 A B + b  Slightly streaky metal mix AU50/40 4.50
BP 1953 A B + b AU10-15 4.00
BP 1953 A B + b   AU0-5 3.50

Pennies struck from 1961 to 1967

can tone and discolour very easily

due to the change in metal composition.

Most of our coins graded AU95, AU85-90

& AU75-85 come from Mint sealed bags.

Over 90% of these coins we grade at

AU85-90

Very occasionally a coin can be better than

normal and these we grade at AU95

Some have streaky lustre, etc.

and are graded down to AU75-85

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MOST people will not be able to notice the

difference between the AU95 & AU85-90

Also now that they are exposed to the air

the AU95 could easily become AU85-90's !

BP 1961 A AU85-90 5.00
BP 1961 A AU75-85 4.00
BP 1961 A AU65-75 3.00
BP 1961 A AU50-60 2.00
BP 1961 A AU10 + 1.00
BP 1962 A AU85-90 1.50
BP 1962 A AU75-85 1.00
BP 1962 A AU60-75 .75
BP 1962 A AU10-25 0.50
BP 1963 A AU85-90 1.50
BP 1963 A AU75-85 1.00
BP 1964 A AU85-90 1.50
BP 1964 A AU75-85 1.00
BP 1965 A AU85-90 1.25
BP 1965 A AU75-85 .75
BP 1965 A AU60-75 .50
BP 1966 A AU85-90 1.00
BP 1966 A AU75-85 0.50
BP 1967 A AU95 1.00
BP 1967 A AU85-90 .75
BP 1967 A AU75-85 0.50
BP 1967 A AU50+ 0.25
BP 1970 P PROOF pAS 6.00
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