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I have just got a coin that i found a george11 1946 Lima half-crown.

 

what i wanted to ask was if you look at a modern decimal English coin with queens head upright and then turn coin over to see back of coin (tales side) the picture is upright as well you don't have to turn coin upside 180 to look at picture.

 

The George 11 1946 half-crown i have when you have kings head upright then turn coin over to look at the picture there is a Irish harp at the top and the date is at the bottom upside down with lion coat of arms you have turn coin round to read date....What i mean is that if you was hold coin with kings head upright and turned coin over you then have to turn the coin 180 degrees to read the date etc. Is this normal? I have looked at pictures of this coin but obviously they show date upright so you can read.

 

sorry not very good at explaining hope you understand what i mean.

 

Thanks

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Just to phrase in technical terms, modern British coinage is aligned with "medal axis", and your 1746 Lima type halfcrown is aligned in "coinage axis."

 

I don't have an example on me, but I believe that this is normal as many countries made the switch over the years.

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Hi

 

I have just got a coin that i found a george11 1946 Lima half-crown.

 

what i wanted to ask was if you look at a modern decimal English coin with queens head upright and then turn coin over to see back of coin (tales side) the picture is upright as well you don't have to turn coin upside 180 to look at picture.

 

The George 11 1946 half-crown i have when you have kings head upright then turn coin over to look at the picture there is a Irish harp at the top and the date is at the bottom upside down with lion coat of arms you have turn coin round to read date....What i mean is that if you was hold coin with kings head upright and turned coin over you then have to turn the coin 180 degrees to read the date etc. Is this normal? I have looked at pictures of this coin but obviously they show date upright so you can read.

 

sorry not very good at explaining hope you understand what i mean.

 

Thanks

You are repeating 1946.... George 11 only ruled to 1760.The Lima refers to Spanish silver captured by the British and was minted on some 1745 & 46 silver coins.These are quite common.

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ccg Thanks for explaining in technical terms much appreciated and thanks for info.

 

You are repeating 1946.... George 11 only ruled to 1760.The Lima refers to Spanish silver captured by the British and was minted on some 1745 & 46 silver coins.These are quite common.

 

I checked the post a couple of times and didn't realize i had put 1946 :doh: The coin is definitely a 1746 Lima half crown.I have checked to see if the 6 has been stamped over a 5 because i read that some coins was made that way. I noticed there was quite a few of the 1746 halfcrown coins for sale when i was searching for pictures to check about the reverse of coin.

 

I have a small collection of about 300/400 english coins but none of high value or really old dates but its still a collection and i am learning more with each coin or note i get.

 

Thanks for the reply guys

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