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Coin - Farthing, George II, Great Britain, 1750 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 812

Copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)

Large hole punched through middle of coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.400 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Large hole punched through middle of coin

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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: 1750 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Old laureate bust of George II facing left wearing armour; around, GEORGIVS II REX. Large hole punched through middle of coin
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left on globe, extending olive branch and holding spear, by her side rests a shield decorated with the combined crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; around, BRITANNIA.; Iin exergue, 1750. Large hole punched through middle of coin
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George II, England, Great Britain, 1750
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1750
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3722 Pages

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