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George III Farthings 1773 Colonial Evasion / Non-regal
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:24:31 PM »
Well, I think they are  :-\
1.36g & 1.65g
20.75mm & 21mm
Any thoughts?  Many thanks  ;D
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Re: George III Farthings 1773 Colonial Evasion / Non-regal
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 12:45:18 AM »
I have tried to make them a little more readable, they appear to have the correct legends, maybe they are forgeries rather than evasions.
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Re: George III Farthings 1773 Colonial Evasion / Non-regal
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 11:45:31 AM »
Thanks Mal.  ;D Could be.
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Re: George III Farthings 1773 Colonial Evasion / Non-regal
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 12:00:07 PM »
According to this page: https://www.allcoinvalues.com/united-kingdom/1773-british-farthing-value2c-george-iii2c-obverse-22c-with-stop.html
The farthing should be approximately: Weight 4.3 to 5.3g & diameter 23 to 24.5mm.  So mine are way off!
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Re: George III Farthings 1773 Colonial Evasion / Non-regal
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 12:41:06 PM »
 This page refers to the halfpenny rather than the farthing but the same applies. His images are too poor to be worth reproducing.

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Perhaps of all the counterfeit George III coins the 1770 -75 type Half Penny was the most widely forged. I have over the years encountered many of these forgeries, some good, some bad, some worth more than the real thing! This example is dated 1773 and is not a bad copy, with the crude date and wonky 'V' of 'GEORGIVS' giving it away. Forgery was so prolific in the 1770's that the forgers had prepared the 1776 Half Pennies in 1775. These 1776 coins were released into the public before the forgers found out that the Royal mint had actually stopped producing these coins in 1775, so all the 1776 dated Half Pennies (and there are quite a few) are all guaranteed forged examples!
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Re: George III Farthings 1773 Colonial Evasion / Non-regal
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 09:38:35 AM »
Thanks Mal.  ;D
Perhaps then, necessary copies because of the lack of small coinage?
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