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George III 1770 Halfpenny

George III (1760-1820), copper Halfpenny, 1770, first reverse, laureate and cuirassed bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. III. REX. rev. Britannia seated left on globe with spear and olive branch, date in exergue, weight 11.40g (Peck 893; S.3774). Toned, well struck a pleasing extremely fine.

The Latin legend translates as on obverse "George III, King" and on reverse " of the Britons,"

Provenance:

This coin illustrated in "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage" by David W Dykes, page 53, number 51.

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