Jump to content

"Dump" Issue


Recommended Posts

By 1717 there was a shortage of copper coinage. A new contract was signed and a Royal Warrant in 1717 proclaimed the issue of a new halfpenny.

The first issue of George I has become known as the "dump" issue. They were smaller, thicker and somewhat lighter than halfpennies previously issued by other monarchs.

In 1719 a new issue of Halfpennies began. These were neare the proportions to those earlier reigns. The diameter was greater than that of the "dump" halfpenny, but the coin was thinner and so retained the same weight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...