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Can't Identify George III Hibernia Coin

 
 
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 Posted 09/17/2019  6:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ed James to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Copper
27 mm (size of halfpenny)
4.03 g (weight of farthing)
George III observe
Hibernia harp 1760 reverse
But I find no record of George III on a 1760 coin even though he became king late that year.
What is this? Is it common?

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 Posted 09/17/2019  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My understanding is that the first regal George III Irish halfpennies weren't struck until 1766. That data point, coupled with your specimen's light weight, suggests that it's a contemporary counterfeit.

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