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The new 1p

Posted on Thu, 12 October 2023 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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The penny:

Hazel Dormouse  

  • Small in stature, the hazel dormouse is a fitting presence on the UK 1p coin. 
  • Mostly found in southern England in the UK, the hazel dormouse population in the UK has halved since 2007.  

However, more than 1,000 have been reintroduced in 13 different counties across the country to reverse the hazel dormouse’s ongoing decline.  

the new 1p

Image courtesy of the Royal Mint