1 Penny - George III

Features

Issuer Bermuda
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1793
Value 1 Penny (1⁄240)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 12.96 g
Diameter 30.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8348
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 5
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

King George III bust facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIVS III·D·G·REX·
DROZ.F

Engraver: Jean-Pierre Droz Read more on Wikipedia

Jean-Pierre Droz was a coin and medal engraver born in Switzerland and trained in Paris. Droz was most known for engraving the Napoléon coin at the Paris Mint.

Reverse

Sailing ship with land on the right horizon and Bermuda across the top.
Line behind third mast is actually a die clashing and is the King's neckline from the obverse die smashing into the reverse die. Most specimens have this, suggesting the clash happened very early on in production.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BERMUDA
1793

Edge

Plain

Mint

Soho Mint, Handsworth, England (1788-1850)

Comments

During the main production run, these dies got worn out extensively. You can see the die clash behind the third mast. The edge of the dies became increasingly cracked resulting in the flat areas on the edging. By the end of the dies lifespan, they were re-tooled by hand, resulting in a change of lettering to what is termed as "Fancy Lettering" by Mark Sportack. They were then struck for a while longer resulting in a set of these production coins having this changed lettering.

Note the Tops of the III, or R's and E's.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1793  72 000 90% double pennant
1793  16% single pennant

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George III
Heritage Auctions
2022 November 20 - 21 The Archipelago Collection World Coins Showcase Auction 61284
Lot 99059
Internet Archive
Nov 20, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS65 Red and Brown)
USD 1980.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George III
Heritage Auctions
2020 August 5 - 7 World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas 3085
Lot 31212
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS64+ Red and Brown)
USD 3600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232218
Lot 61412
Internet Archive
Apr 28, 2022 Undetermined AU
(PCGS AU58+ Brown)
USD 372.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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