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Modern European coins except the euro => United Kingdom => Pre-decimal coins and trade tokens => Topic started by: RVCOINS on August 31, 2009, 08:13:21 AM

Title: Penny 1940 UK
Post by: RVCOINS on August 31, 2009, 08:13:21 AM
HI Guys,

can anyone give me some information or link about the single and double lines under sitting britannia of the 1940 pennies.
Normally you have a single line. I know that the doubles exists.

thanks

RVCOINS
Title: Re: Penny 1940 UK
Post by: tonyclayton on August 31, 2009, 08:40:25 AM
The 1940 dated penny was minted for several years until 1944, when coins of that date were issued.  During that period there was a design change on the reverse, the exergue line being doubled.  I do not think either variety is scarce.
Title: Re: Penny 1940 UK
Post by: tonyclayton on October 06, 2009, 01:12:28 PM
Attached is an image from my website showing the difference between the two types.

Pictures of the entire reverse for each type are shown on
http://www.ukcoinpics.co.uk/g6/1d/index.html