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1971 UK 2 Pence Elizabeth II

 
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 Posted 03/29/2023  8:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Clwang to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have 2 of these, the one on the left weighs 7.12g and the one on the right weighs 7.27g
Any info on these would be great!



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 Posted 03/29/2023  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Khromtau to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one on the left looks like it is an iron based alloy and the one on the right looks like a copper based alloy, which would explain the difference. Copper is much denser than iron, so more atoms can fit into the same area, which causes it to be heavier(atomic weight, mass, etc. also has to do with it).

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 Posted 03/29/2023  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Clwang to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any ideas of values for these?
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 Posted 03/29/2023  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Khromtau to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, wait for someone else to respond.

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 Posted 03/29/2023  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Clwang to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you!
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 Posted 03/30/2023  07:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Clwang,

As to value,check eBay sold values and maybe here:https://en.numista.com/
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 Posted 03/30/2023  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
More than likely environmental damage. They are very common, so not worth more than a few cents.
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 Posted 03/30/2023  09:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 03/31/2023  11:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peterh to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Value is 2 pence each. About 2 cents.

1971 2 new pence coins were bronze (97% copper).

Coins with steel cores did not appear until 1992.
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 Posted 03/31/2023  1:00 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I get several of these in change each week. It's still the most common date of 2p coin in circulation!

I can't explain the weight difference - officially it should weigh 7.12g, but there must be a certain amount of tolerance and in 1971 the quality control was probably not that great as they just wanted to get hundreds of millions of new coins out as quickly as possible in readiness for Decimalization.
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