½ Penny - George III 1st issue

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1770-1775
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 10 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 31 December 1869
Number N# 5335
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 601,
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# 3774
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Laureate and cuirassed bust of King George III facing right, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS· III· REX·

Translation: King George the Third

Reverse

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

Lettering:
BRITAN NIA·
1770

Edge

Plain

Comments

Genuine halfpennies weigh around 9.2-10.8g and since they were struck without a collar, the diameter tended to vary between 28.5 and 30mm. Contemporary counterfeits are fairly common, especially 1775-dated pieces, and they are smaller in size and generally thinner.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1770  14%
1770  0.4% no point on reverse after legend
1770  0.14% Proof
1771  $ 1.13 15%
1771  1.5% no point on reverse after legend
1772  $ 1.95 16%
1772  1.5% 'GEORIVS' error
1772  0.6% no point on reverse after legend
1773  $ 12 $ 2.65 $ 10 17% no point after 'REX'
1773  7% no point on reverse after legend
1774  $ 1.22 $ 9.58 14%
1775  $ 3.39 $ 5.86 $ 7.66 $ 34 49%

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