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Recovered Coins - England/United Kingdom

Below are actual photos of some of the English coins (1899 or older) that I've recovered in the United States and the United Kingdom. I have included detailed sample photos for reference if my recovered item was in rough shape. All of these are "natural" finds. I have never participated in a seeded hunt.

ENGLAND - 1199-1216 King John Short Cross Hammered Penny

Identification by "Coins of England and the United Kingdom (2018 - page 164)

Awaiting validation/confirmation from the British Museum. This coin (along with another King John Short Cross I recovered) is part of The Short Cross Hoard.

King John King John

ENGLAND - 1570s Queen Elizabeth I Hammered ThreePence

Identification by "Coins of England and the United Kingdom (2018 - page 266-267)

Awaiting validation/confirmation from the British Museum.

Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth

UNITED KINGDOM - 1717-1724 King George I Halfpenny

Soon after the accession of King George I (1714–1727) the surplus of copper coins was used up, and in 1717 a new contract was signed and a Royal Warrant issued for the production of a new halfpenny.

Information source: wikipedia

1717-1724 King George I 1717-1724 King George I

UNITED KINGDOM - 1729-1739 King George II Halfpenny.

King George II's (1727–1760) halfpennies were the most prolific issue yet, but to them must be added a huge range of counterfeits (and pieces similar to counterfeits but with markedly different legends from the real coins, so that the manufacturers could avoid accusations of counterfeiting). Many genuine coins were melted down and underweight fabrications produced from the molten metal. It is difficult for those of us who use a modern regulated currency to appreciate the extent to which counterfeiting had debased the currency – for long periods of time, counterfeits outnumbered genuine coins.

Information source: wikipedia

1729-1739 King George II Halfpenny 1729-1739 King George II Halfpenny

UNITED KINGDOM - 1774 King George III Halfpenny.

In the reign of King George III (1760–1820) the first issue of halfpennies did not come until 10 years after the king's accession, in 1770. Counterfeiting was rampant, and in 1771 the issuance of counterfeit copper coin became a serious crime; this however had little effect and for the next twenty years or so the majority of copper so-called coins in circulation were forgeries. In March 1782 a female counterfeiter was hanged, then fixed to a stake and burned before the debtor's door at Newgate prison in London. The first King George III era British halfpenny was minted in 1770, and the last in 1807. The king's bust has a fuller face in 1774 and 1775.

Information source: wikipedia

King George III Halfpenny King George III Halfpenny

UNITED KINGDOM - 1797 Cartwheel Penny

The 1797 cartwheel penny is an important coin because it is the first coin made using a steam driven stamper, They were made by Matthew Boulton’s famous Soho Foundry in Birmingham. Each coin contained an (Av) ounce of near-pure .999 copper. Thus we know copper was worth a penny an ounce in 1797. The weight of these coins also made them ideal as substitutes for weights in measuring produce, a task for which they were intentionally designed.

Information source: www.cointalk.com

1797 Cartwheel Penny 1797 Cartwheel Penny

UNITED KINGDOM - 1806 King George III Farthing

The 1799 farthing broke new ground in two areas: the reverse was inscribed 1 FARTHING, the first time the name of a denomination had ever appeared on an English or British coin, and it was also the first British coin to have the date on the same side as the monarch's head.

Information source: wikipedia

1806 King George III 1806 King George III

UNITED KINGDOM - 1806-1807 King George III Halfpenny

In the reign of King George III (1760–1820) the first issue of halfpennies did not come until 10 years after the king's accession, in 1770. Counterfeiting was rampant, and in 1771 the issuance of counterfeit copper coin became a serious crime; this however had little effect and for the next twenty years or so the majority of copper so-called coins in circulation were forgeries. In March 1782 a female counterfeiter was hanged, then fixed to a stake and burned before the debtor's door at Newgate prison in London. The first King George III era British halfpenny was minted in 1770, and the last in 1807.

Information source: wikipedia

1806 King George III Halfpenny 1806 King George III Halfpenny

UNITED KINGDOM - 1896 Queen Victoria Penny (mintage 24,147,156)

The 1896 UK penny obverse features the robed bust of the older Queen Victoria facing left, adorned with jewellery and wearing a tiara beneath a veil (veiled head).

Information source: allcoinvalues.com

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria

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