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½ Penny - George III 4th issue

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1806-1807
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 08-01-1969
References KM# 662,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 3781
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

Shorter haired laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX.
1807

Translation: George the Third by the Grace of God King

Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Küchler

Conrad Heinrich Küchler was a German engraver who from 1793 until his death worked as a designer of coinage and medals for the manufacturer and mint owner Matthew Boulton.

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia facing left, trident in left hand, shield with Union flag resting on left, olive branch in raised right hand, legend above, sea behind with ship on left.

NOTE: The word SOHO, if present, is below lower right of shield and at 45 degrees.

Lettering:
BRITANNIA
SOHO

Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Küchler

Conrad Heinrich Küchler was a German engraver who from 1793 until his death worked as a designer of coinage and medals for the manufacturer and mint owner Matthew Boulton.

Edge

Plain with groove containing diagonal lines (as below image)

½ Penny - George III (4th issue) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Comments

Struck by Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint, Birmingham.

The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1806  0.78 1.12 2.83 11.81 18.80 58% no berries
1806  0.9% no berries; Proof
1806  1.2% three berries; Proof
1806  5.12 7.99 19% three berries; SOHO
1806  1.1% two berries; Proof
1807  1.13 2.26 3.39 6.80 25.96 49% three berries; SOHO

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