UK Coin Values, Gold and Silver Coin Valuations

Values, images, and specifications for British coins

The United Kingdom has had a variety of old coins throughout its history. Here are some notable ones:

Farthing: The farthing was the smallest denomination of coin in the UK and was minted from 1860 to 1956. It had a value of 1/4 of a penny.
Halfpenny: The halfpenny, commonly referred to as a "ha'penny," was in circulation from 1672 to 1984. It was worth 1/2 of a penny.
Penny: The penny is a coin that has been used in the UK for over a thousand years. Different designs and variations of the penny have been issued throughout history.
Threepence: The threepence coin, also known as a "thruppence," was minted from 1551 to 1970. It had a value of 1/4 of a shilling.
Sixpence: The sixpence was a silver coin used from 1551 to 1970. It had a value of 1/2 of a shilling.
Shilling: The shilling was a coin worth 12 pence and was used from 1548 to 1970.
Florin: The florin, also known as a "two shilling" coin, was in circulation from 1849 to 1970. It had a value of 1/10 of a pound.
Half Crown: The half crown was a coin worth two shillings and sixpence, or 1/8 of a pound. It was used from 1549 to 1970.
Crown: The crown was a large silver coin with a value of five shillings. It was issued periodically for commemorative purposes and ceased regular production in 1965.
Guinea: The guinea was a gold coin that was in use from 1663 to 1813. It had a value of one pound and one shilling.

The UK Farthing (¼d) coin from "fourthing," was worth one quarter of a Penny.

It is thought the first Halfpenny coins were minted for Henry I, who reigned from 1100 – 1135

The UK old penny is worth 1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling = 1/240 of a pound.

The British threepence (3d) coin, usually simply known as a threepence, thruppence, or thruppenny bit.

The sixpence (6d), sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, is a coin that was worth six pence.

The shilling (1/-) coin is worth one twentieth of a pound sterling, or twelve pence.

The British florin, or two-shilling coin, was issued from 1849 until 1967, with a final issue for collectors dated 1970.

The UK half crown was the equivalent to two shillings and sixpence, or one-eighth of a pound. Find out what a Helf Crown is worth.

The British crown was worth five shillings (a shilling being 12 pre-decimal pence) or one quarter of a pound.