Jery writes: I have a sealed £5 bag of 1966 uncirculated British pennies. Need to know current value for selling. In market to sell now.
There are 240 pence to a £, so you have 1,200 of these large heavy coins. Unfortunately, lots of these were saved by collectors and souvenir hunters. It was the next to last year in this series that had such an incredibly long history. The coin wasn’t struck in 1968 or 1969 and the 1970 issue was only issued in proof sets. The country went decimal in 1971 making these historic coins obsolete.
The mintage for these last two years was quite large, more than 165 million pennies were minted and many were saved. The value is nominal but the fun quotient is high. They need to be kept in uncirculated condition for another couple of centuries before these beauties become someone’s nest egg.