Woods 1723 Hibernia halfpenny.

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by alurid, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I have a small bag of copper cull coin that I pick through once in a while to see if I can
    identify anything. My latest find has enough visible features. I could tell it said Georgius on one side and a date of 1723 on the other. A little googling and bingo. An Hibernia Halfpenny that seems to have once had circulation in pre-colonial America. I found an excellent article about the history of this coin. At 297 years old they seem to be quite valuable. Mine is worth every Halfpenny I paid for it. Not a coin I expected to see in the Redbook.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Rough, but yep- that's what it is!

    Nice cherrypick, if it came from a random cull lot.

    I have found Redbook-listed colonials in cheap bulk lots on at least three occasions.
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