George III Halfpenny - 1805


at 400 dots / inch

 


Irish Coinage

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Detail Image

2001 - Copyright
John
_Stafford-Langan
Version 1.08b
8 July, 2001

 

This coin is an Irish halfpenny struck by Mathew Bolton in his mint in Soho in Birmingham and issued in Ireland in 1805.

These coins are only dated 1805 - the pennies are similar and also dated 1805, there is farthing which is dated 1806.

The mint in Birmingham produced a variety of Copper , Bronzed Copper (link), Silver and Gilt proof of these coins.

The currency issues have an engrailed edge (a patterned groove cut into the edge all around the coin). The proof strikings occur with both engrailed and plain edges.

This coin is in about uncirculated condition. It has no actual signs of wear but it has toned and has lost some of its surface lustre. Note how weak the date is even in this condition.

These coins are very common - specimens in Very Fine or worse condition are readily available. Only examples in better than Extremely Fine condition are scarce.

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