British Coins price guide and values
Since decimalisation, on 15 February 1971, the pound has been divided into 100 (new) pence. The value of the pound itself was unchanged by decimalisation. The new coins were initially marked with the words NEW PENNY or NEW PENCE. The word "new" was dropped in 1982. The first decimal coins were circulated in 1968.
Values of decimal british coins in lower condition than MS-60 are usually worth face value, except for rare varieties. The value of a depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.