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Is it possible this 1771 GB halfpenny is stamped on the wrong planchet

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Hi all another from the lot of coins i am wondering about

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as you can see it is a bad fit for the planchet but is well centred it is between 27 and 28mm across and 7.2g .. i have had a lot of contempory forgery's through my hands and i cannot see any markers which would suggest that it is not real

a 1771 from my collection is 30mm across.. also i cannot think of a coin during this period which would be the size of this one ??

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I'll say contemporary copy. Date appears to be 1771, but with George II.

 

Also, wear patterns on Britannia and King George inconsistent with the relatively sharp legends, suggesting that the dies it was struck from were made so that the resultant coins made had an "worn" look to them.

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I'll say contemporary copy. Date appears to be 1771, but with George II.

 

Also, wear patterns on Britannia and King George inconsistent with the relatively sharp legends, suggesting that the dies it was struck from were made so that the resultant coins made had an "worn" look to them.

 

I must have gone coin blind .. with looking at all the stuff .. 1771 George III not II :crazy: and looking at it again it has a U in the legend not the V it should be .. thanks for putting back on track :bthumbsup:

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