When the new decimal coins were first circulated in 1971, they didn't look exactly like the ones you will be familiar with today. Though the values and shapes have remained the same, some of the sizes and designs have changed over the years. You will also notice that the coins originally had NEW PENCE written on them, and we’ve lost a coin too. We no longer use the half penny, or ha’penny.

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