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1683 Halfpenny w Harp of 15 Strings, Giant 3 in Date

ID Number: 5656
Category: Irish Coins 1600 - 1823
Catalogue Number: S.6575; KM.91
Grade: Very Fine
Weight: 7.85 g., 26 mm.
Date: 1683 small letters
Denomination: Copper Halfpenny
Pedigree: ex Spink 26 Sep 2012, L.632p.
Ruler: Charles II, 1645-1685
Price: $250.
Additional Details
Ireland under Charles II, 1645-1685.  Armstrong and Legge's Regal Coinage of 1680-1684.  A 1683 Halfpenny of 15 Strings, S.6575, KM.91, 7.85 g., 26 mm., medal orientation, edge grained mostly vertically a bit crudely.   Laureate and draped bust rt. of Charles II, small lettered legend around CAROLVS.II   DEI:GRATIA, the pellet on the bottom line the legend, the colon being a new punctuation introduced during1683, for the halfpennies of Charles II.  Rev. crowned harp of 15 strings divides date 16  82, small to medium lettered legend around  MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX, with pellets close to bottom level.  16 clears all devices equally and above X.  83 clears all devices equally, w top of 83 to beginning of M.  3 is very large.  Point of bot of harp to second stand of A, and clear. 

Very Fine.  A heavy die break on the obv from the tops of the E and I downward to the rim.   w quite a bit of detail to the portrait.   Good brown copper surfaces.  $250.

Ex Spink 26 Sep 2012, L.632p.
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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