Name That Coin - Canada?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by h.e.-pennypacker, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. 2C09E2EB-181B-46CA-94E4-1FA7515B635F.jpeg AD99433A-C2E6-4285-A212-1C97704114EF.jpeg It’s time to play name that coin! Where I present a coin I know nothing about and I seek your guidance to identify what it is. I purchased this coin in a lot and it was packed in a tube with a bunch of other Canadian coins so naturally I suspect it’s Canadian. The date appears to be 180... idk, maybe 1804. It’s very hard to read. Any assistance will be appreciated. Further, and help on a possible value will be welcomed. Thanks.
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    Both of your posts have photo that are very difficult to view.
  4. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Looks like a George III halfpenny. How big is it?
  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Looks like a George iii britannia twopence
  6. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    What you have @h.e.-pennypacker is likely a 1806/1807 Great Britain Halfpenny or Penny, depending on the diameter and weight.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
  7. Thanks for the help, the coin is just a touch larger than this 1950 Canadian Half Cent.

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  8. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Presumably an 1850 half cent? That's 28mm, the George III halfpenny (1806-7) is 30mm
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  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Looks like a "Big Nose Kate, eh?
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  10. serdogthehound

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  11. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    I agree, 1806/7 George III halfpenny.
  12. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    As others have said it is a British half penny from 1806 or 1807. The value of a coin like this is minimal. You can find low grade examples with visible dates in 25 cent to $1 junk boxes at larger coin shows.

    Sorry, but even though it's cool to have a 200+ year old coin, the 2x2 you use for storage is probably worth more than the coin.
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