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Pattern Coin - Halfpenny, George III, Great Britain, 1788 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 920

Summary:
Silver plated pattern coin by Droz; Denomination: Halfpenny
Soho Mint, Birmingham
George III (1760-1820)

Late Soho striking with characteristic die crack within the E of GEORGIUS. The silver plating is clear from examination of the edge of the coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 16.473 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: george iii penny
Themes this item is part of: Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: Pattern strikes
Series: Pattern
DateEra: 1788 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of George III facing right hair falling in long curls below shoulder; on bust truncation, D. F. (abbreviation of Droz, he made it); around, GEORGIUS III . D. G. REX. (4 diamond stops)
Reverse Description: Britannia, draped, seated facing left on globe, holding long spear in her right hand, her right elbow rests on an oval shield bearing the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew, in her left hand, a laurel wreath; around BRITANNIA . 1788. Small D (Droz) below shield; in exergue, rudder and palm branch crossed.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, RENDER TO CESAR THE THINGS WHICH ARE CESARS
Shape: round
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1788
Mint: Soho (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain
Artist: Droz
Previous Owner: Dr Bousfield, London, England, Great Britain

Acquired from sale by Dr Bousfield, of London, 20 Dec 1911, Lot 429 (part).
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 964 Pages

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