Categories / Art and Photography

Swifty 40th anniversary of Decimalisation limited edition prints

Note all articles are independently researched and written by myself. However, if you buy via one of the links it may be an affiliate and I may earn a small commission.


The 15th February 1971 saw the United Kingdom's currency change from the centuries old tradition of shillings and sixpence, to the new decimal currency of one hundred pence to one pound. 40 years on and the event is celebrated by these 40th anniversary of Decimalisation limited edition prints by Swifty.

Most of the coins have survived in some way or other, with the exception of the 'half penny', which was withdrawn in 1984 and is paid tribute to in the series of prints.

Take your pick from four striking colours, original bronze, orange, peacock blue and magenta, all hand pulled silk screen prints, signed and numbered by the artist, sized at 50 x 50cm and in an edition of only 40 per colourway. The price is £40 – or 8,000 half pennies!

Find out more at the Swifty website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.