1723 Toasted

gmanlight

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Got the OK to hunt were a church once stood.
Our only find was my oldest copper with a date.
Very worn but in nice shape, if that is possable. ???
 

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mainer

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Looks like a woods hibernia. Found one of those myself a few years ago. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice find! :icon_thumright: I may be way off here so don't quote me on this but as far as I can tell the date on a 1723 Woods Hibernia is located in the upper right corner. You may have a counterfeit there or some type of unique strike. Also how big is the coin? If it's slightly larger than a quarter it's a halfpenny, smaller and it's a farthing.
 

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mainer said:
Looks like a woods hibernia. Found one of those myself a few years ago. :thumbsup:

you need to dig up a few more ...

it is a George the 1st copper not the hibernia type
 

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Thanks for the info JW.
It is a touch larger than a Quarter.
As for counterfit i am clueless but unlike many copper coins we find
it is pretty solid on the edges .
 

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leddel said:
mainer said:
Looks like a woods hibernia. Found one of those myself a few years ago. :thumbsup:

you need to dig up a few more ...

it is a George the 1st copper not the hibernia type
:thumbsup:
 

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gmanlight said:
Thanks for the info JW.
It is a touch larger than a Quarter.
As for counterfit i am clueless but unlike many copper coins we find
it is pretty solid on the edges .
It's not even an issue anymore, Leddel ID'd it for you.
 

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Congrats on your oldest, fun to break (personal) records.

Can't comment other than that as I can't see anthing really from your picture.
 

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gmanlight said:
Thanks for the info JW.
It is a touch larger than a Quarter.
As for counterfit i am clueless but unlike many copper coins we find
it is pretty solid on the edges .


You'll never know for sure but a George I Halfpenny is much less likely to be counterfeit than a pre 1800 George III, or a George II. And when they are counterfeit they are usually so close to the Regal issues they don't get much interest. I can't imagine how many halfpennies I have seen now (thousands) and have never seen a crude counterfeit George I. They just don't seem to exist, and sort of makes the point that the numbers of counterfeits are pretty low in general, by % anyway.
 

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