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George I 1717 proof Halfpenny
George I (1714-27), copper Proof Halfpenny, 1717, engraved by John Croker, laureate and cuirassed bust right, Latin legend within linear and toothed border surrounding both sides, GEORGIVS. REX. rev. inverted die axis, Britannia seated left on globe with shield, holding palm branch and spear, date in exergue, BRITAN NIA. edge plain and striated, weight 9.32g (Peck 772; S.3659). Some wear to high points mainly on reverse, even chocolate coloured tone, extremely fine and very rare.
The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George, King" and on reverse "of Britain."
The public by April 1717 had been clamouring for a new copper coinage since the old Queen had died in 1714; and a Royal Warrant was eventually issued on 13th September 1717 authorizing the coinage under the Warden-ship of Isaac Newton. The new copper coinage of 1717 was struck at a rate of 23 pence per pound of copper.