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Coin - Halfpenny, George III, Great Britain, 1799 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 906

Copper coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Soho Mint, Birmingham
George III (1760-1820), 2nd issue
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.80 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1799 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA REX
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left on a rock, with waves below cut off in a semi-circle, holding a trident and extending an olive branch, a shield rests against the rock at right; background left, a sailing ship; below, 1799; around above, BRITANNIA
Edge Description: Grained in groove
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George III, Great Britain, 1799
Mint: Soho (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3778 Pages

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