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Britain's least valuable coin

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Amid today's discussion about the value of copper coins, it's worth having a look at this chart, which shows that the current 1p piece is the least valuable British coin ever.

It has even less purchasing power than the half farthing from the mid-nineteenth century.

Chart showing the value of the lowest-denomination British coins

We've gone back to 1707 when there was currency union between England and Scotland.

You can read more about it in this article.