George Ist - HalfPenny 1719 Kingdom of Great Britain

Country: Great Britain - King George Ist (1714-1727)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1719 (1719-1724) 2nd Issue, larger flan
Value: 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Livre (1/480 LSD)
Metal: Copper
Grade: VG08
Weight: 8.9 g
Diameter: 27 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized: 31-12-1869
References: KM# 557, Sp# 3660 (scarce)

Obverse:
Laureate and cuirassed portrait of King George I facing right, legend continuous over bust.

Note: 2nd issue, 2nd obverse, plain left shoulder strap, less hair to right of tie knot.

Lettering: G E O R G I V S · R E X·

Translation: King George

Engraver: John Croker

Reverse:
Seated figure of Britannia facing left, trident in left hand, olive branch in right, shield with Union flag resting on left, legend around, date in exergue.

Lettering:
BRITAN NIA.
1719

Edge:
Plain

Comments:
The standard weight of these pieces was 46 to the pound avoirdupois (0.348 ounce or 152.2 grains each).

Other information

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KM# 557, Sp# 3660
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