George III 1796 Pattern Halfpenny Extremely Rare

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George III 1796 Pattern Halfpenny Extremely Rare

George III (1760-1820), Pattern copper Halfpenny, 1796, struck in the style of Lewis Pingo, laureate and cuirassed bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA, rev. inverted die axis, Britannia seated left on globe with shield, spear and olive branch, date in exergue, BRITAN NIA. surrounding, edge plain, weight 5.11g (Peck 924; Eimer -; Selig -). Toned very fine and extremely rare, purportedly only four exist.

Provenance:

Ex Dr Terry Aitken Collection, Canada, sold to Colin Cooke privately 1996.

Ex Dr Basil Nicholson Collection, part 4, sold by Colin Cooke of Manchester online 2005, lot 308.

CM06238

£2,500
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