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Started by jsalgado, February 06, 2015, 01:06:06 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on February 06, 2015, 02:06:56 PMThis one uses GLORIOVS.IER.VES to dupe the illiterate into thinking it reads GEORGIVS.III.REX, while HEBRIDES stands in for HIBERNIA. It was therefore destined for Ireland, imitating a 1769 halfpenny. Another one of these series has the legends *AUCTORI* *PLEBIS** and *INDEP : ET : LIBER* 1787. Comically, US catalogues often consider it American.Peter
QuoteNow, if we were to class every coin that was made current in Canada as Canadian by special ordonnance or proclamation, the list would include with equal show of authority the whole coinage of Great Britain, France, Spain and Portugal issued during the latter part of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.
Quote from: Figleaf on November 21, 2020, 09:36:45 PMThey have nothing to do with the Hebrides. As noted above, that text was designed to fool illiterate people - who would look for patterns of letters, rather than read words - into thinking that it said HIBERNIA, as on the genuine coins.Peter