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Offline brandm24

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English copper help, please.
« on: June 18, 2020, 02:24:09 PM »
Unfortunately, this coin is heavily worn and I can't identify it. It measures 27 mm but appears to have either clipped or worn edges that make it smaller than it should be. My closest guess would be George l farthing or halfpenny, but that's probably not right. The reverse is completely smooth.

This is the best photo I could get of it. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: English copper help, please.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 07:57:12 PM »
George III 1770's halfpenny

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Re: English copper help, please.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 08:24:32 PM »
Agreed. Apart from GEOR, the legend is still readable. Now, your next question is undoubtedly who wanted the king's neck hacked? My guess is Fergus McIvor, whose own neck was treated similarly.
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Re: English copper help, please.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 09:11:40 PM »
George III 1770's halfpenny
Thank you, Henk. I missed that one while doing my search.

Agreed. Apart from GEOR, the legend is still readable. Now, your next question is undoubtedly who wanted the king's neck hacked? My guess is Fergus McIvor, whose own neck was treated similarly.

It certainly was, Peter. It's kind of scary that you're starting to read my mind. :o

So you think it was a Highlander? Does the name Annie McIvor ring any bells? Once came across an old copper with that name stamped on it. A real person, I suppose, but someone I couldn't identify.

Many thanks to both of you.

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Re: English copper help, please.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 09:42:16 PM »
Look who's mentioned here (third row, fourth from left), but without the I.

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Re: English copper help, please.
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 11:39:35 PM »
That's the same coin I was thinking of. I'd forgotten where I'd seen it but thought it was an old copper in the Fitzwillian Museum collection. Interestingly, all coins in the lot are Irish Troubles counterstamps so I assumed this one was too. I still don't know for sure.

Sorry for the mistake. Thought her name was spelled "Annie".

Hate when I make a mistake... last one was in 1984. :wall:

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