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British Milled - George III - Evasion - Halfpenny - Obverse Brockage

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LOT 063

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 340 - 450
USD ($) 420 - 560
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Price (+bp): £225 (EUR 255; USD 314)
BRITISH MILLED - GEORGE III - EVASION - HALFPENNY - OBVERSE BROCKAGE

Circa 1780. Evasion halfpenny, copied from the 1770-1775 First Issue Halfpenny of George III. Obverse brockage. Obv: laureate and cuirassed bust right with GEORGIVS REX III legend. Rev: incuse impression of same obverse. 5.14 grams.

Condition
Very fine and toned. Extremely rare. Unique?

Literature
Cf. S. 3774 for general type copied from; cf. Atkins (and Withers) for discussion and listing.

Footnotes
The shortage of official coinage in the second half of the 18th century led to the second major series of privately issued tokens, mostly copper halfpennies, in the UK, together with many contemporary imitations and forgeries of the official halfpennies. These forgeries are now generally known as 'evasions' and little is known about the clandestine makers. The First Issue halfpennies of George III are dated 1770-75 and no further copper coins were officially issued until the 'cartwheel' coins by Matthew Boulton's Soho, Birmingham mint in 1797.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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