½ Penny - George I 'Dump' issue


Issuer United Kingdom
King George I (1714-1727)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1717-1719
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 10.8 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 31 December 1869
Number N# 13081
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 549,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 3659
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.


Laureate and cuirassed portrait of King George I facing right, legend continuous over bust.

Lettering: GEORGIVS· REX·

Translation: King George

Engraver: John Croker

John Croker, born in Saxony and known in his youth as Johann Crocker, was a master jeweller who migrated to London, where he became a medallist and engraved dies for English and later British coins and medals.


Seated figure of Britannia left, trident in left hand, olive branch in right, shield with Union flag resting on left, legend around, date in exergue.





The original standard weight of these pieces was 42 to the pound avoirdupois (0.38 ounces or 166.7 grains each).

1719 is an extremely rare date, perhaps only 2 or 3 are known to exist of each type.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1717  42%
1717  0% Proof
1718  61%
1719  10%

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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