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George II 1753 Halfpenny, older bust

George II (1727-60), copper Halfpenny, 1753, older laureate and cuirassed bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, GEORGIVS. II. REX. rev. Britannia seated left on globe with shield, holding spear and olive branch, date in exergue, BRITAN NIA. weight 9.51g (Peck 883; S.3719). Toned with a hint of lustre, well struck good extremely fine.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George II King" and on the reverse "of Britain."

It is unusual to find an example of this coinage so well struck that all the detail of Britannia is clear.

Provenance:

This coin illustrated in "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage" by David W Dykes, page 52, number 50.

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