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Coins of England : George III (Currency)

S Numbers refer to Spink's  Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 42nd ed., (2007)
P Numbers refer to Peck's  English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958, 2nd ed., (1964)
M Numbers refer to Montagu's  Copper, Tin and Bronze Coinage and Patterns for Coins of England, 2nd ed., (1893)

O: Obverse | R: Reverse | E: Edge Click Images to View Coin Details
S3775 Currency Farthing (Copper): (1771-1775)
O  Laureate bust of George III right, wearing a cuirass. The wreath shows 9 leaves and 3 berries and is tied with a riband which has 2 long loose ends extending behind the neck. Armor on the right shoulder consists of a shoulder strap with 6 scales and 5 plates below. Across his breast is a strap connecting the shoulder straps and below it are 3 rows of scales with a central boss. Incomplete, toothed border. Legend broken between GEORGIVS and III.
GEORGIVS · III · REX ·
R  Britannia seated left on globe, her right hand extended, holding a spray of leaves, her left hand raised and grasping a spear which rests in the crook of her arm and extends down to rest on the exergue line. Resting against her left side is an ornamented oval shield bearing the combined crosses of St George and St Andrew. The legend is interrupted between the Ns by the head and spear. Double exergue line with 1771 below, line consists of a thin line above a thicker line which does not extend beyond the base of the figure of Britannia.
BRITAN NIA · date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (EF) $250.00
P0911__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Copper of George III
S3779 Currency Farthing (Copper): (1799)
O  Laureate bust of George III draped right, wreath contains 3 berries and is tied with a riband which extends behind his neck with the one loose end superimposed on the longer one. Long hair which falls in curls on both shoulders and behind his neck. The drapery is fastened at his shoulder with a partially shown brooch of 6 jewels. Raised dot on the lowest fold of the shoulder drapery. 1799 below bust.
GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX 1799
R  Britannia, in clinging drapery, seated left on a rock, waves in foreground. Right hand outstretched, holding an olive-branch with 8 leaves (two pairs of three, one set of two), leaves are well-defined and all attached, no berries. Her left hand is down by her side and clasps a trident nestled in the crook of her arm. By her left side is an oval shield bearing the combined crosses of St George and St Andrew which are heraldically colored. On a rectangular tablet below the shield is the word SOHO reading diagonally down to the right. A raised dot appears on the rock to the right. Before her, on the sea, is a three-masted warship sailing to the left. The waves below Britannia are cut off in a curve which roughly parallels the edge of the coin. 1 FARTHING below with rosettes on either side.
BRITANNIA 1. FARTHING.
E  Deeply grained
Approximate value in the condition shown (NEF) $65.00
S3779__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Copper of George III
S3782 Currency Farthing (Copper): (1806-1807)
O  Laureate bust of George III draped right, wreath consists of 11 leaves and is tied behind the neck with a riband showing 2 loops and 2 loose ends. Drapery fastened at shoulder with a brooch of 6 jewels. On the lowest fold of the shoulder drapery, which is plain, is K· in incuse. Date below. Beaded border and raised outer rim
GEORGIUS III. D : G · REX. date
R  Britannia, in clinging drapery, seated left on a rock, waves in foreground. Right hand outstretched holding an olive-branch having 7 to 9 leaves and no berries. Her left handis down at her thigh and clasps a trident which is nestled in the crook of her arm. By her left side is an oval shield bearing the combined crosses of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick all heraldically colored. On a rectangular tablet below the shield is the word SOHO reading diagonally down to the right, and to the left of the shield a raised K. Before her, on the sea, is a three-masted warship sailing to the left. The base of the design is cut off straight. Beaded border and raised outer rim.
BRITANNIA
E  Grained inside a deep groove
Approximate value in the condition shown (NF) $10.00
S3782__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Copper of George III

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