Penny Type Collection 1860-1967

We offer the complete type set of the old large bronze pennies from their inception in 1860 to their demise in 1967. You get Queen Victoria Young Head, Queen Victoria Old Head, Edward VII, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II. All coins are in selected circulated condition. Of course the older the coin the more circulation or usage it will have seen. Even when they stopped making the Penny in 1967 you could still get the occasional Victorian one in your change.
Availability: In stock
SKU: CEX6500
£12.50
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