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1736 Proof Halfpenny Doubled Date & Lettering

Summary
ID Number: 5573
Category: Irish Coins 1600 - 1823
Catalogue Number: S.6605; KM.125
Grade: Very Choice Proof w color
Weight: 8.32 g.
Date: 1736 Doubled Date Proof
Denomination: Copper Halfpenny
Pedigree: ex Gietzelt Collection, 14 Nov 2018, L.373
Ruler: George II, 1727-1760
Price: $2200.
Additional Details
Ireland under George II, 1727-1760.  The Young Head Coinage of 1736 - 1755.  A Choice Copper Proof Halfpenny of 1736.  S.6605; KM.125.  8.32 g., coin orientation, plain edge. 

Obv. Laureate bust of George II l., around GEORGIUS .  II . R E X .  The top ribbon points to the left of the rt. foot of X, the bottom ribbon to the stop, the normal die for the 1736 Irish Halfpenny Proof.

Rev. Crowned harp of 9 strings divides the date 17  36 at the bottom, H I B E R N I A . well spaced  around at the top.  A central reverse pellet is on the 6th harp string.  A Very Choice Proof, fully struck, with about half the original red color showing throughout. 

Coin has been struck twice, while moving in the die, leaving the date, the left side of the harp, the H I B in HIBERIA, all strongly doubled on the reverse, w the U S of GLORIUS somewhat doubled on the obv.  A distinct 2nd row of rim dentils shows on over half of both the obverse and reverse.  First double struck Irish Halfpenny Proof, Ive seen, for George II or George III.  $2200.

ex Michael Gietzelt Collection, DNW 14 Nov 2018, L.373, not described as being doubled.


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Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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