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½ Penny - George III 3rd issue

½ Penny - George III (3rd issue) -  obverse½ Penny - George III (3rd issue) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1799
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 12.6 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-31-1869
References KM# 647,
  • 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# 3778
  • 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

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

Lettering: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX

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, olive branch in right, shield with Union flag resting on left, legend around, date in exergue.

Lettering:
BRITANNIA
SOHO
1799

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 partial diagonal milling

½ Penny - George III (3rd issue) -  obverse

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Comments

Struck by Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint, Birmingham.

The original standard weight of these pieces was 36 to the pound avoirdupois (0.44 ounces or 194.4 grains each).

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1799  1.49 3.54 3.65 6.47 15.49 75%
1799  6% plain hull
1799  0.8% Proof
1799  2% raised line along hull
1799  16% with 5 incuse gunports
1799  1.7% with 6 relief gunports
1799  0.8% with 9 relief gunports

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