This was when the UK switched from using old currency to the system we use today so they are rare. Pennies used to be divided into four farthings, including a farthing - a quarter of a penny - and a ha'penny, which was half a penny. The value of the coin grew Britain decided to use pounds divided into 100 pennies rather than the pre-decimal system. 2p coins with "New Pence" embossed on it were then introduced. These coins also feature the second portrait of the Queen to appear on a coin.Feel free to message me if you have any questions thanks open to offers. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Decimal Coinage (c. The seller is "10jillur" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.