1744 George II Halfpenny - Irish / England / Colonial America 

 

This coin is a George II Irish halfpenny from 1744.

The reverse die is a 1743 die which has had a 4 inserted over the final 3 - the top bar of the three is still clearly visible - the lower point of the 3 is less clear but also visible. The same punch was used to repunch the first 4 slightly out of line with the original 4. Note that the 44 is much stronger than the 17.

 

The overdate variety of 1744 is actually slightly more common than the regular 1744 coins.

This coin is in Very Fine condition. It has light overall wear - most visible on the head and bust of the figure on bow of the reverse harp. However it also has several problems with the reverse legend and rim which are not struck up -the tops of all the reverse letters are weak and the original marks rom working the flan before striking are still visible rather than being obliterated by the strike. 

 

** George II **

George II was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death in 1760.

1744 George II Halfpenny - Irish / England / Colonial America

SKU: CP - 1744 George II Halfpenny - Irish
$65.00Price
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