Portcullis and Chains

1p - 20p: Portcullis and Chains


Years of issue:

1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Coin Information:

In 1982, the reverse inscription on the 1p coin was changed from NEW PENNY to ONE PENNY. Designed by Chrsitopher Ironside, the coin features a portcullis with chains royally crowned which was the Badge of King Henry VII and his successors. The first copper-plated steel 1p coins were struck in 1992 due to the increase of metal prices on world markets. The composition of 1p coins was changed from bronze to copper-plated steel and as a result, the coins are magnetic. The 1p coin is legal tender for amounts up to 20p.