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George II, 1749 Halfpenny

ID Number: 5662
Category: Irish Coins 1600 - 1823
Catalogue Number: S.6607
Grade: About VF w minor rim bumps
Weight: 8.78 g., 29 mm.
Date: 1749
Denomination: Copper Halfpenny
Pedigree: ex DNW 2 Jun 2012, L.1205p.
Ruler: George II, 1727-1760
Price: $100.
Additional Details
Ireland under George II, 1727-1760.  Young head coinage, 1736-1755, with large lettering, and a Roman V in GEORGIVS, 1747-1753.  A 1749 Halfpenny of 9 Strings, S.6607, 8.78 g., 29 mm., coin orientation, plain edge.  Laureate bust left of the young George II left, legend around GEORGIVS .    II . R E X ., with the pellets near midpoint.  Top ribbon just to rt. side of left seraph of X, bot ribbon points to just beyond pellet.  Rev. crowned harp of 9 strings divides date at bottom 17  49, with H I B E R N I A . around at top.   Top of crown to just lt. of midpoint between E and R. 

About Very Fine for wear.  Well struck on a heavy flan, w all devices and legends clear.  Some surface deterioration on the rev, and a couple of minor rim bumps.  A rare date in the series, infrequently encountered.   $100.

ex DNW 2 Jun 2012, L.1205p.
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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