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WG-5570:1720 George 1st Silver Shilling.First bust, plain angles.Flat strike area otherwise a lovely grade coin.£195





WG-5800:1720 George 1st Copper Farthing Ė A Spectacular Double Strike.Second issue.Worth a look at this impressive mint error even if youíre not a collector of these things.The double strike is around 40% and the date appears twice.They donít get much better than this.There is a degree of wear to the coin indicating some circulation as currency so it obviously escaped quality control at the time.Check recent archived results of London Coins Auctions to see the high prices these errors achieve.Most are for later, Victorian bronze errors.Earlier error such as this will be at a premium.£275


WG-5862:1723 George 1st Copper Farthing or Half Farthing.A late second issue farthing that should have a wide collar (see image).This coin has none.The weight is just about 50% of what it should be as a result of the dies being struck on a much reduced flan.The coin has a degree of wear so has been in circulation for a period of time.There is no reference to a pattern half farthing in Peck so the assumption must be that this is a very early high quality contemporary counterfeit.An unusual and intriguing coin.£69


WU-6333:1723 Irish American William Wood Copper Halfpenny.Much better grade than normally seen.See Irish section