1746 Lima British Half Crown

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by marbury518, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. marbury518

    marbury518 Marbury

    I don't think these coins are that rare but to have one in this condition is. Rainbow peripheral toning and looks as struck to me. Waiting for it to arrive, having paid for it.

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  3. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Cool coin. I have a pamphlet that Robert Nesmith wrote on the history of these.
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  4. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I think all I have is a Lima sixpence.
    I like the diagonally reeded edge.
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  5. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    I hope your pamphlet does not attribute the silver to Admiral Anson.
     
  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I'll post the first page - hopefully that is acceptable - just curious if the privateer bullion is what you are referring to. On the next page the writer opines that perhaps bullion from both sources was used. Yes, most of the 17 pages are about Anson and his "saga."
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  7. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Anyway, here is my circulated half crown.
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  8. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Thanks, I prefer the story of Captains James Talbot and John Morecock, as it clearly states that the silver was sent to the Tower mint and the capture of the two French treasure ships returning from Callao, the port of Lima is unquestionably linked to the 'LIMA' mark. Anson's exploits spanned half the world and were certainly legendary but not as clearly linked to the word 'LIMA', IMO.

    Here's a similar retelling of both stories, perhaps drawn from the same source.

    And here's my LIMA crown:

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  9. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    That's a super nice grade for a Lima half crown. Typical hay marks, but a lovely strike and really good surfaces.
     
  10. marbury518

    marbury518 Marbury

    Thanks very much......got it in Czech Rep.......
     
  11. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    FWIW, here's my Lima halfcrown
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    It was a close call deciding whether to keep this one or the crown, but the halfcrown was marginally better.
    This was the crown
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  12. marbury518

    marbury518 Marbury

    I prefer the obverse to the Crown and the reverse to the Half Crown.
     
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