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 Coin Q & A from Rich Giedroyc
A: You are describing a British farthing, halfpenny or penny of George II with Britannia seated on the reverse.
According to Coins of England and the United Kingdom by Seaby Publications, the halfpenny and penny are common.
This coin was struck in copper-nickel for circulation and in sterling (.925 fine silver) in special collector presentation cases.
www.pcgs.com /articles/article1254.chtml   (829 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Coins and Currencies
The George-noble was a British gold coin minted during the reign of Henry VIII and valued at six shillings and eight pence.
The anna was an Indian coin, one sixteenth of a rupee.
The Angel or Angel-Noble was a gold coin struck in England in 1465 and ceased in the reign of Charles I.
www.galgani.it /free_encyclopedia/J.HTM   (829 words)

  
 MONEY - LoveToKnow Article on MONEY
Coins that are easily lost, or picked up with trouble, such as the British threepenny piece and the American gold dollar, ought not to be issued.
It is not necessary, though it is usually the case, that there shall be a coin corresponding to the standard unit, all that is needed is that the current coins shall be multiples or submultiples of the unit, or at the least easily reducible to it.
i goloid coins on the model of the Greek electrum would hardly be acceptable.
www.1911ency.org /M/MO/MONEY.htm   (829 words)

  
 Coins of the UK
In advance of D-day the halfpenny and half-crown were withdrawn, and 5 new pence and 10 new pence coins were issued from 1968 to circulate alongside the existing shilling and florin coins.
Commemorative two pound coins were issued irregularly from 1986, but these early coins differ from the circulating version first issued in 1998 in that the latter is much thinner and is also bimetallic.
Three new coins have been introduced since decimalisation - the 20p appeared in 1982 followed by the pound coin in 1983 and the two pound coin in 1998 (although 1997 versions are frequently found in change).
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /coins.html   (829 words)

  
 1912 British £SD Coin Sets
Not all values of coins are issued every year, it depends on demand, but in 1912, all eight of the normal circulating denominations were issued, namely halfcrown, florin, shilling, sixpence, silver threepence, halfpenny and farthing.
Proof or specimen coin sets were only issued on special occasions such as coronations and jubilees.
It was not until 1970 that they started to issue coin sets every year for sale to collectors.
www.24carat.co.uk /1912coinsets.html   (829 words)

  
 CONK! Encyclopedia: History_of_the_farthing
Besides, farthings were not produced in anything like the quantities of the penny and halfpenny because, although they were useful to ordinary people, they were not so much used by the wealthy and powerful; also there was less profit and more trouble in manufacturing them for the moneyers than there was for the larger denominations.
Henry IV issued farthings in both the "heavy" (pre 1412) and "light" (1412–13) coinages (20% lighter), although allowing for the prevalence of clipping it is quite difficult to distinguish between the two coinages at the size of the farthing.
Farthings weighing 2.7 – 2.9 grams and of 20 millimetres diameter (which was to remain the standard size of the coin for the remainder of its existence) were minted in all years of Edward VII's reign (1901–1910) except 1901.
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=History_of_the_farthing   (4123 words)

  
 Coins of the UK - Fractional Farthings
The early pennies were often cut into half (halfpenny) or quarters (farthing, derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'feorthling'), and until 1827 the farthing was the smallest denomination of British coin.
The obverse for the Victorian coins is identical to that of the Maundy Fourpence.
The first of the fractional farthings to be issued was the third-farthing, which throughout the period of issue from 1827 to 1913 was minted solely for use in Malta.
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /fract.html   (845 words)

  
 Farthing (coin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Besides, farthings were not produced in anything like the quantities of the penny and halfpenny because, although they were useful to ordinary people, they were not so much used by the wealthy and powerful; also there was less profit and more trouble in manufacturing them for the moneyers than there was for the larger denominations.
Henry IV issued farthings in both the "heavy" (pre 1412) and "light" (1412–13) coinages (20% lighter), although allowing for the prevalence of clipping it is quite difficult to distinguish between the two coinages at the size of the farthing.
Farthings weighing 2.7 – 2.9 grams and of 20 millimetres diameter (which was to remain the standard size of the coin for the remainder of its existence) were minted in all years of Edward VII's reign (1901–1910) except 1901.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Farthing_coin   (4149 words)

  
 British Coin Twenty Penny - Numismatics 
Canadian coins, from those with a face value between 10 cents and $1, and struck before 1968 are between 50 and 92 percent silver, depending on the coin a...
Coins of this type vary in value with the ebb and flow of the collector market and are not strictly tied to metal value.
While coin collecting can be an interesting hobby, it is not necessarily related to metals investing.
www.worldsbestcoins.com /info/british-coin-twenty-penny.html   (4149 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Coins and Currencies
The George-noble was a British gold coin minted during the reign of Henry VIII and valued at six shillings and eight pence.
The anna was an Indian coin, one sixteenth of a rupee.
The Angel or Angel-Noble was a gold coin struck in England in 1465 and ceased in the reign of Charles I.
www.galgani.it /free_encyclopedia/J.HTM   (4149 words)

  
 Here
As with all coins of this period, the denomination was not written on the coin, which was worth its weight in silver, thus a halfpenny was half the size and weight of a penny.
The coins weigh 12.00 grams and are 28.40 millimetres in diameter.
The coins consist of an outer gold-coloured nickel-brass ring, comprised of 76% copper, 20% zinc, and 4% nickel, and an inner silver-coloured cupro-nickel inner disc comprised of 75% copper, 25% nickel.
www.websters-online-dictionary.com /definition/english/he/here.html   (13023 words)

  
 1982 British Coin Sets Still Available!
Contains the same seven coins as the proof set, from the 50 pence down to the halfpenny.
The dies are highly polished on the flat surfaces, with a frosted finish on the design, the blanks from which the coins are struck are also polished before striking (minting), so that the finished coins show their designs to the absolutely best effect.
In 1982, a new twenty pence coin was introduced.
www.24carat.co.uk /1982coinsets.html   (398 words)

  
 1971 Coin of the Year
In 1971 the United Kingdom finally converted to decimal currency on February 15th, having made a shaky start in 1848 / 1849 with the issue of florins which were one tenth of a pound.
In 1982, all new decimal coins dropped the word "new" from their stated values, and the halfpenny sirvived this change.
Quite a long history for such a small coin.
www.coinoftheyear.com /1971.html   (344 words)

  
 British Denominations
In the British system, there are so many different denominations and names for coins that one could easily become confused as to their relative values.
Situated between these two units of currency is the most common small change coin of the colonial period, a halfpenny.
This did not represent a coin but rather it was a unit of account equal to 13s4d (160d) or two-thirds of a Unite Laurel Pound, which was valued at 20s (240d).
www.nd.edu /~rarebook/coins/ColCoin/ColCoinIntros/BritishDenominations1.html   (381 words)

  
 Britannia
Britannia first appeared on the English/British coin Farthing in 1672, followed by the English/British coin Halfpenny later the same year, on the English/British coin Penny coin between 1797 and 1970, and on the British coin Fifty Pence coin since 1969.
Similar coin types were also issued under Antoninus Pius.
One pageantperformed on the streets of London in 1605 was described in Anthony Mundays Triumphs of Reunited Britannia: On a mount triangular, as the island of Britain itself is described to be, we seat in the supreme place, under the shape of a fair and beautiful nymph, Britannia herself...
read-and-go.hopto.org /British-cultural-icons/Britannia.html   (445 words)

  
 British Copper Coinage: Introduction
The selection displays how these coins would have look during the 1780's and are especially interesting for comparison with the section on imported British counterfeits and with the sections on American made counterfeit halfpence including the Machin's Mills halfpence, the few unattributed counterfeits, and the related Blacksmith coppers.
Among the coins found in Philadelphia in 1975 during the construction of Interstate 95 were two 1694 William and Mary copper halfpence, two William III 1700 halfpence and an early 1681 Charles II copper Irish halfpenny.
In 1691 the warrant to mint the tin coins was renewed by James Hoare in partnership with Andrew Corbett and Thomas Povey.
www.coins.nd.edu /ColCoin/ColCoinIntros/Br-Copper.intro.html   (5347 words)

  
 Coins of the UK
In advance of D-day the halfpenny and half-crown were withdrawn, and 5 new pence and 10 new pence coins were issued from 1968 to circulate alongside the existing shilling and florin coins.
Three new coins have been introduced since decimalisation - the 20p appeared in 1982 followed by the pound coin in 1983 and the two pound coin in 1998 (although 1997 versions are frequently found in change).
Commemorative two pound coins were issued irregularly from 1986, but these early coins differ from the circulating version first issued in 1998 in that the latter is much thinner and is also bimetallic.
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /coins.html   (3131 words)

  
 Coins of the UK - Fractional Farthings
The early pennies were often cut into half (halfpenny) or quarters (farthing, derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'feorthling'), and until 1827 the farthing was the smallest denomination of British coin.
The first of the fractional farthings to be issued was the third-farthing, which throughout the period of issue from 1827 to 1913 was minted solely for use in Malta.
The obverse for the Victorian coins is identical to that of the Maundy Fourpence.
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /fract.html   (845 words)

  
 Coins of the UK
In advance of D-day the halfpenny and half-crown were withdrawn, and 5 new pence and 10 new pence coins were issued from 1968 to circulate alongside the existing shilling and florin coins.
Commemorative two pound coins were issued irregularly from 1986, but these early coins differ from the circulating version first issued in 1998 in that the latter is much thinner and is also bimetallic.
Three new coins have been introduced since decimalisation - the 20p appeared in 1982 followed by the pound coin in 1983 and the two pound coin in 1998 (although 1997 versions are frequently found in change).
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /coins.html   (3131 words)

  
 Coins of the UK
In advance of D-day the halfpenny and half-crown were withdrawn, and 5 new pence and 10 new pence coins were issued from 1968 to circulate alongside the existing shilling and florin coins.
Three new coins have been introduced since decimalisation - the 20p appeared in 1982 followed by the pound coin in 1983 and the two pound coin in 1998 (although 1997 versions are frequently found in change).
Commemorative two pound coins were issued irregularly from 1986, but these early coins differ from the circulating version first issued in 1998 in that the latter is much thinner and is also bimetallic.
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /coins.html   (3131 words)

  
 farthing - definition by dict.die.net
Greek assarion, i.e., a small _as_, which was a Roman coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money.
farthing n : a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency.
dict.die.net /farthing   (112 words)

  
 FARTHING - Definition
The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency.
Greek assarion, i.e., a small _as_, which was a Roman coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money.
[n] a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/farthing   (110 words)

  
 british coin half penny
Alphabetical index British coin Half Penny This article discusses the British decimal half penny coin, issued between 1971 and 1984, only.
Comprehensive resources on coin collecting and stamp collecting, paper currency collecting and numismatics and philately in general, including rare and...
A coin collecting page with very useful coin collecting FAQs and links to help out the novice to the expert coin collector.
www.coinciti.com /directory/british-coin-half-penny.html   (110 words)

  
 Wikipedia:Shortpages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
'''Half penny''' may mean: *[[British coin Half Penny]] *[[Irish halfpenny coin]]
Irish [[soccer]] player and also [[mayor]] of [[Athleague]].
Dervish * [[Dervish]] * [[Dervish (band)]] – Irish folks musicband.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikipedia:Shortpages   (110 words)

  
 Coins of the UK
In advance of D-day the halfpenny and half-crown were withdrawn, and 5 new pence and 10 new pence coins were issued from 1968 to circulate alongside the existing shilling and florin coins.
Three new coins have been introduced since decimalisation - the 20p appeared in 1982 followed by the pound coin in 1983 and the two pound coin in 1998 (although 1997 versions are frequently found in change).
Commemorative two pound coins were issued irregularly from 1986, but these early coins differ from the circulating version first issued in 1998 in that the latter is much thinner and is also bimetallic.
www.tclayton.demon.co.uk /coins.html   (110 words)

  
 Useful dates in British history
In addition to the penny, the halfpenny and farthing were minted, and also a fourpenny piece called a 'groat' (from the French 'gross')
The first coins produced by machinery (known as a 'mill') rather than by hand, but it was a slow process and did not replace hand struck coinage until new machinery was introduced in 1663
Apr-Jun: Mutinies in the British Navy at Spithead and Nore
www.johnowensmith.co.uk /histdate   (11214 words)

  
 A brief description of British pre-decimal coinage
The most common coins were farthing, halfpenny, penny, threepence, sixpence (also known as a 'tanner'), shilling, two shillings (also known as a florin), half a crown (two shillings and sixpence).
There were also sovereigns (a gold coin worth one pound while Britain was tied to the gold standard), silver threepences and crowns (five shillings)
The coin is called a thrupenny piece or a thrupenny bit.
www.jhenry.demon.co.uk /abrief.htm   (11214 words)

  
 Useful dates in British history
In addition to the penny, the halfpenny and farthing were minted, and also a fourpenny piece called a 'groat' (from the French 'gross')
The first coins produced by machinery (known as a 'mill') rather than by hand, but it was a slow process and did not replace hand struck coinage until new machinery was introduced in 1663
A copper farthing was produced, as a silver coin would be too small
www.johnowensmith.co.uk /histdate   (11214 words)

  
 Coin - British Coin Half Penny
Alphabetical index British coin Half Penny This article discusses the British decimal half penny coin, issued between 1971 and 1984, only.
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Every single coin was listed, even those minted by US territories/possessions.
coin-central.com /britishcoinhalfpenny   (11214 words)

  
 Ireland - Find it on Coins-n-More.com
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www.coins-n-more.com /ireland/x14z45148.html   (11214 words)

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