1775 Half Penny No Regal - George III of Great Britain (Ex.6)

Country: United Kingdom
Type: No Regal, Evasion coin 
Years: 1770-1775 (1775)
Value: 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 LSD)
Metal: Copper
Weight: 9.7 g
Diameter: 28 mm
Grade: XF40
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 601, Sp# 3774 

 

Obverse:
Laureate and cuirassed bust of King George III facing right, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS· III· REX·

Translation: King George the Third

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·
1775

Edge:
Plain

Comments:
Genuine halfpennies weigh around 9.2-10.8g and since they were struck without a collar, the diameter tended to vary between 28.5 and 30mm. Contemporary counterfeits are fairly common, especially 1775-dated pieces, and they are smaller in size and generally thinner.

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