1723 Farthing - Wood's Hibernia (1723-1724) - George Ist

monnaie monde irlande 1723 farthing woos hibernia 1723 1724 george ist
monnaie monde irlande 1723 farthing woos hibernia 1723 1724 george ist
monnaie monde irlande 1723 farthing woos hibernia 1723 1724 george ist
monnaie monde irlande 1723 farthing woos hibernia 1723 1724 george ist

Country: Ireland, George Ist of Great Britain (Colonial coin USA)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years:  1723 (1723-1724)
Value: 1 Farthing (1/960)
Currency: Pound (997-1928)
Composition: Copper
Weight: 3.3 g.
Diameter: 21.5 mm
Grade: F/VG
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized: 1928
References: Sp# 6604, KM# 119

Obverse:
Portrait Right Legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS DEI GRATIA REX

Reverse:
Figure sitting with Harp right Legend around

Lettering: HIBERNIA . 1723

Edge:
Plain

William Wood (1671–1730) was a hardware manufacturer, ironmaster, and mintmaster, notorious for receiving a contract to strike an issue of Irish coinage from 1722 to 1724. He also struck the 'Rosa Americana' coins of British America during the same period. Wood's coinage was extremely unpopular in Ireland, occasioning controversy as to its constitutionality and economic sense, notably in Jonathan Swift's Drapier's Letters. The coinage was recalled and exported to the colonies of British America. Subsequently, Wood developed a novel but ineffective means of producing iron, which he exploited as part of a fraudulent investment scheme.

KM# 119
16 Nov 2019
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