|Coin||Halfpenny 1788 (Pattern)|
This was a pattern by the Soho Mint which was eventually not selected for mass production.
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
Laureate head of King George III facing right, with hair falling in long curls below his shoulder; on bust truncation, D. F. (abbreviation of Droz Fecit - from Latin, "Droz, he made it"); around, the monarch's legend GEORGIUS III. D. G. REX. (the four stops are diamond shaped).
Figure of Britannia, draped, seated facing left on globe, holding a long spear in her right hand; her right elbow rests on an oval shield bearing the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; in her left hand, a laurel wreath; around BRITANNIA · 1788..
The designer's initial is a small letter D (for Jean-Pierre Droz) is below the shield; in exergue, a boat rudder and palm branch crossed.
|Edge||Inscribed, raised lettering||Edge Inscription||RENDER TO CESAR THE THINGS WHICH ARE CESARS
[Book] Peck, C. W. 1970. English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum.