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Steve(Can)

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George III, England
Nice old copper, DigginDarty. Can you see anything on the back? Size?
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Steve(Can)

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The 1770-1775 British George III halfpenny is about the size of a US large cent. (posted above)

The faint profile on your coin most closely resembles the bust on the 1774-1776 and 1781-1782 Irish halfpenny (below)

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Of interest, the Virginia Halfpenny, an official regal minting of the Irish George III bust with the crest of the Virginia colony on reverse.

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A well worn Virginia Halfpenny
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https://coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinText/VA-halfd.1.html 24.8mm diameter

As well as these official regal issues, it is believed that the number of counterfeit, or evasion coins (below), in circulation at this time outnumbered the number of officially minted coins.


George III Evasion Halfpenny dated 1776 - what's it worth? | Coin Talk


A well worn counterfeit....
1776 Great Britain Half Penny | Property Room


Very nice find, DigginDarty!:thumbup:
 
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