Rare British Copper & Bronze Coins

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George III, 1760-1820. 1799 Bronzed Proof Farthing_obv

George III, Farthing 1799 Bronzed Proof

Plain edge and beautiful dark tone, a lovely coin.
Picture of George III, Halfpenny, 1806/7 Very Good

George III, Halfpenny, 1806/7 Very Good

The coinage of King George III is rather strange, it is broken up into two sections, before the Currency Reform Act and after the Currency Reform Act. This Act was passed because of the shortage of coins, which the King because of his illness refused to allow to be made. So what did they do, after the Currency Reform Act of 1816 they struck Silver coins but did not bother to strike copper coins…! So the last design of King George III Halfpennies was issued in 1806 and 1807. It has the King’s bust with lauriate wreath on one side and a seated Britannia on the other side. These are the last George III Halfpences ever to be struck and they were struck in copper. In Very Good condition, which means that they have seen considerable wear
George IV_Halfpenny_1827_obv

George IV, Halfpenny 1827

Obverse: Laureate head facing left, Reverse: Britannia seated with shield and trident. About Uncirculated but a few small edge nicks.
1827 Halfpenny_obv

George IV, Halfpenny 1827 Unc

Obverse with attractive blue tone, reverse with lots of lustre. Uncirculated.
George IV, 1826 Penny Unc_obv

George IV, Penny 1826 Unc

Uncirculated with traces of lustre.
Picture of George V, both kinds of Penny (The Year of the Titanic Disaster) 1912 Circulated

George V, both kinds of Penny (The Year of the Titanic Disaster) 1912 Circulated

Most people associate 1912 with the sinking of the unsinkable ship The Titanic but, as numismatists, we think of it as the year the Royal Mint couldn’t produce all the Pennies they needed and had to get an outside firm to help them. That firm was the Heaton Mint Ltd. in Birmingham. So if you look at a 1912 Penny to the left of the date and slightly upward you may well see an ‘H’ mintmark. This was the mintmark for the Heaton Mint. We have made up this pair of 1912 and 1912 H Pennies in a plastic flip-type envelope, so you can see both pennies at the same time. The coins are in selected circulated condition which, considering that they are now 110 years old, is quite good condition. Show them to your friends and ask if they can spot the difference. If they can’t, then you can show them the ‘H’ and explain what else happened.
 George VI_Rare_Penny_in_Very_Fine_Condition_1950_Obv

George VI, Penny (Rare) 1950 Very Fine

The two lowest mintages of the old Penny coin were struck in 1950 and 1951 during the reign of King George VI. In 1950 they only made 240,000 coins that means for £1000 you could have bought all the 1950 Pennies they ever made. Until very recently numismatists have always thought that all the 1950 Pennies were shipped to Bermuda for use after World War II. Now we know that this information is wrong. They were also sent to the Bahamas in the West Indies. Now, these coins were actually used in circulation, because after the War there was a great shortage of small change. The island has a very salty atmosphere and thus the coins are very scarce in the higher grades. The coins on offer are in Very Fine condition and remember they only struck a total of 240,000 1950 Pennies for circulation.
Isle of Man, Half Penny 1733, UNC with lustre_obv

Isle of Man, Half Penny 1733, UNC with lustre

Struck in 1733 for James Stanley the 10th Earl of Derby to provide small change for commerce. Uncirculated with some lustre.
Victoria, Half Farthing About Unc_obv

Victoria, Half Farthing (Young Head) About Unc

In the reign of Queen Victoria the Half Farthing was only struck in copper. It is one of the smallest denominations ever made. We have a wonderful group of these copper Half Farthings in very high grade, most of those we have are dated 1844 and are in About Uncirculated condition. You have the Young Head on one side and the date and denomination on the other side. They are struck in copper and now are over 173 years old. But the most interesting thing is their high quality.

Victoria, Halfpenny (Old Head) 1898 Unc

With much brilliance.
Victoria, Penny (Plain Trident) 1855 really Good Extremely Fine_obv

Victoria, Penny (Plain Trident) 1855 really Good Extremely Fine

With wonderful colour and fields, slight edge bump.