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    King George 11

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ID:	1872427Just curious my friend found this also it’s bigger than one I found mine is a farthing or half penny what would this one be ?Click image for larger version. 

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    It's a nice looking George II halfpenny. G+--985It's+ Cat is helping me type. Anyway, it's a very nice looking coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    It's a nice looking George II halfpenny. G+--985It's+ Cat is helping me type. Anyway, it's a very nice looking coin.
    Thanks man really appreciate it quick question since I found a smaller one is that a half penny also and what’s the difference (if any) between a farthing and a half penny this is one I found that is in bad shape don’t know what it is other than king george Click image for larger version. 

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    The size difference and the value when presented t buy something. Farthings were smaller and worth less.

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    The 1730 halfpenny was 28mm diameter and the farthing was 23mm. There were no George II pennies struck in copper… only tiny silver ‘Maundy’ pennies used principally for ceremonial purposes or given as ‘largesse’ to the deserving.

    Our pound was divided into 20 shillings. A shilling was divided into 12 pennies. A halfpenny was, as it suggests, half a penny. A farthing (originally ‘fourthing’) was a quarter of a penny, so there 240 pennies to the pound (12 x 20), or 960 farthings to the pound (4 x 12 x 20). The denominations of pounds, shillings and pence were referred to as 'Lsd' (£sd), with the ‘L’ deriving from the Roman unit of weight ‘libra pondo’ and the ‘d’ deriving from the Roman ‘denarius’.

    We moved to decimal coinage on 15 February 1971, with 100 New Pennies to the pound and ultimately dropped the word ‘New’. The new penny is denoted by a ‘p’ rather than the ‘d’ previously used for the 'old' penny. The smallest coin in the decimal system was a halfpenny (1/2 p), which was demonetised and withdrawn from circulation in December 1984 having been deemed too small to serve any useful purpose.
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    Thanks for the great info and taking the time to explain I appreciate it ! Good luck hunting

 

 

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