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: Currency, George III (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.
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.
Approximate value in the condition shown (NEF) $65.00
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