1864 Halfpenny Tonnage Numbers Etched in Field

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Victoria (1837-1901) Halfpenny, 1864, with experimental numbers scratched in obverse fields, young laureate bust facing left, wreath of sixteen leaves, toothed border both sides legend reads VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG:…
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Description

Victoria (1837-1901) Halfpenny, 1864, with experimental numbers scratched in obverse fields, young laureate bust facing left, wreath of sixteen leaves, toothed border both sides legend reads VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F: D ‘250’ engraved in the left field and ’99’ engraved in the right. Rev, Britannia seated right, incuse breastplate with shield and trident, lighthouse to the left and ship to the right, legend HALFPENNY within inner linear circle, date in exergue (S.3956; BMC. 1783; Fr 295 dies 7 + G). Extremely fine well struck with underlying lustre and extremely rare, believed unique. Verdigris spot on exergue, some lustre, a great example of numbered striking for 1864 , good extremely fine.

Specification

Period1837 - 1901
Date1864
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Halfpennies

Coin Ruler

Victoria

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Bronze

ReferencesS.3956; BMC. 1783; Fr 295 dies 7 + G

Provenance

Ex Gregory Collection of British bronze and copper coins – 2nd May 2006, lot 577.

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