This copper coin was dug from a farm field, and it appears to be a KGII halfpence/halfpenny. Diameter, at widest, is a hair over 28mm.
The problem is the weight.
It should weigh in at 9.4-10.4 grams, but weighs 7.8.
So I assume its counterfeit. Not uncommon.
But the only countefeit regal George II halfpenny that faces left that I can find is a Vlack 1-47A. Apparently the rest all face right.
The 1-47a would be Machin Mill's made in the 1780s and back dated to 1747.
I know it's toasted, but I was hoping the weight was a definitive clue.
I don't want to toss this in the drawer if it's a little special, as these seem to have some value.
Any thoughts? I've read through old posts, and I know there's some experts here!
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