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Coin Quiz


  1. Which British coin was introduced in February 1971 and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984?
  2. Referring to the two flat faces of coins, what is the opposite side of reverse?
  3. How many pennies were there in an old pre-decimal British pound?
  4. In the United States, how many cents is a nickel worth?
  5. What name is given to a specialist who collects and deals in coins?

  6. Which South African coin was first minted on 3 July 1967 to help market South African gold?
  7. True or false. Two 1p coins weigh the same as one 2p coin, and two 5p coins weigh the same as one 10p coin?
  8. The British one pound coin was introduced in April of which year?
  9. Which coin, tied to the fictional depictions of pirates, was also the Spanish dollar?
  10. How many sides does a British 20 pence coin have?
  11. Which European city was the first city to mint its own gold coins in 1252?
  12. In which country would you spend the 'loonie', a gold-coloured coin showing a common loon, a bird found throughout this country?
  13. In June of which year was a general-circulation £2 coin introduced in the United Kingdom?
  14. What word comes from an old English monetary term meaning twentieth of a pound?
  15. Which British coin ceased to be legal tender on 1 January 1961? And an image of what type of bird was on this coin?
  16. The Royal Mint released a new 50p coin in 2020 design by Dominique Evans, in block capitals what does it say 'Built Britain'?
  17. Where exactly was the Royal mint established in 886 AD, where it remained and operated for approximately 800 years?
  18. Which Spanish coin worth two escudos was used widely in the Americas until the mid-nineteenth century?
  19. Who appeared on the penny coin between 1797 and 1970, and on the 50 pence coin between 1969 and 2008?
  20. What was a popular name for the sixpence or sixpenny coin until decimalisation?
  21. Which coin, minted in Great Britain between 1663 and 1814, contained approximately one-quarter of an ounce of gold?


  1. Decimal halfpenny (1/2p)
  2. Obverse
  3. 240 pence
  4. 5-cents
  5. A numismatist
  6. The Krugerrand
  7. True
  8. 1983
  9. Piece of Eight
  10. 7 sides
  11. Florence, Italy
  12. Canada
  13. 1998
  14. Shilling

  15. The farthing. An image of a wren.
  16. Diversity ('Diversity Built Britain')
  17. The Tower of London
  18. Doubloon
  19. Britannia
  20. Tanner
  21. Guinea coin