Coin - Halfpenny, George I, Great Britain, 1721 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 709

Copper coin; Denomination: halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
George I (1714-1727); Second issue
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.343 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1721 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of George I (second obverse) in armour facing right; around, GEORGIVS REX (translation: King George)
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left holding an olive branch and a spear; resting at right, a shield; around, BRITANNIA.; in exergue, 1721
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3660 Pages

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