George III 1799 British Halfpenny Soho Mint

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Contracted by the Royal Mint, these heavy copper coins were issued for just one year. The shortage of small change was giving the country big problems at the time. The obverse show a right face bust of George III and the reverse of left facing Britannia holding the spray and spear. George III Halfpenny were produced in 3 different phrases. It is said the first Halfpenny was produced during the reign of King Edward I in the 1200's but was abandoned in 1969 during the change to decimal coinage.

In EF, VF and Fine condition.
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