1933 Penny
Many people have searched for these in their change but unfortunately they were not struck for circulation.
Exceedingly rare, only 8 known. One of the rarest and most desired British coin of all time. None were struck for
circulation as there were enough struck during 1932 and no more were needed.

However less then a handful were struck so they could be placed under the corner stone of important building
that were built that year as a good luck offering as per tradition. There were also another three struck to be kept
as copies and for a record.

There are many copies around and some pennies with altered dates. For example a 1938 penny where the 8 has
been changed to represent a 3. The altered date coins are quite easy to distinguish by experts and if a previously
unrecorded one did surface it would be heavily scrutinised as a genuine 1933 penny could fetch upwards of
£100,000 in todays market.

Of course other occupied British countries like Australia and west Africa did produce 1933 pennies but these
aren't rare. Sometimes a novice collector will come across one of these and having heard the rumour believe that
they have hit the jackpot! Only to be left disappointed.  The chance of finding a previously undiscovered one of
these are slim to non but that doesn't stop us from dreaming!
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