The British decimal halfpenny (½p) coin was introduced in February 1971, at the time of decimalisation, and was worth one two-hundredth of a pound sterling. It was ignored in banking transactions, which were carried out in units of 1p.

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  • The British decimal halfpenny (½p) coin was introduced in February 1971, at the time of decimalisation, and was worth one two-hundredth of a pound sterling. It was ignored in banking transactions, which were carried out in units of 1p. The decimal halfpenny had the same value as 1.2 pre-decimal pence, and was introduced to enable the prices of some low-value items to be more accurately translated to the new decimal currency. The possibility of setting prices including an odd half penny also made it more practical to retain the pre-decimal sixpence in circulation (with a value of 2½ new pence) alongside the new decimal coinage. The halfpenny coin's obverse featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II; the reverse featured an image of St Edward's Crown. It was minted in bronze (like the 1p and 2p coins). It was the smallest decimal coin in both size and value. The size was in proportion to the 1p and 2p coins. It soon became Britain's least favourite coin. The Treasury had continued to argue that the halfpenny was important in the fight against inflation (preventing prices from being rounded up); however in 1984 the halfpenny was issued by the Royal Mint only in mint and proof sets, and the coin was demonetised and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984. (en)
  • Quella da mezzo penny o Halfpenny (½p) è stata una moneta della sterlina britannica dall'introduzione del sistema decimale nel 1971 al 31 dicembre 1984, quando venne demonetizzata. Aveva il valore di 1,2 vecchi penny ed era stata introdotta per permettere una conversione più fedele dei prezzi dopo la decimalizzazione, ma le sue ridotte dimensioni la resero subito impopolare. Con la crescita dell'inflazione e conseguentemente dei prezzi, alla metà degli anni ottanta il governo decise di ritirarla dalla circolazione. (it)
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  • Quella da mezzo penny o Halfpenny (½p) è stata una moneta della sterlina britannica dall'introduzione del sistema decimale nel 1971 al 31 dicembre 1984, quando venne demonetizzata. Aveva il valore di 1,2 vecchi penny ed era stata introdotta per permettere una conversione più fedele dei prezzi dopo la decimalizzazione, ma le sue ridotte dimensioni la resero subito impopolare. Con la crescita dell'inflazione e conseguentemente dei prezzi, alla metà degli anni ottanta il governo decise di ritirarla dalla circolazione. (it)
  • The British decimal halfpenny (½p) coin was introduced in February 1971, at the time of decimalisation, and was worth one two-hundredth of a pound sterling. It was ignored in banking transactions, which were carried out in units of 1p. (en)
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  • Halfpenny (British decimal coin) (en)
  • Halfpenny (moneta decimale britannica) (it)
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