Halfpenny 1799 (Pattern), Coin from Great Britain - detailed information

Halfpenny 1799 (Pattern), Coin from Great Britain
CoinHalfpenny 1799 (Pattern)

On this pattern the King is depicted wearing a large crown, on coins that were issued for circulation he is depicted laureate.

MintSoho Mint Mintageunknown
Obverse
Great Britain / Halfpenny 1799 (Pattern) - obverse photo

Draped bust of King George III wearing a large crown facing right; on the bust truncation, raised letter K in cursive script (the initial of the designer Conrad Heinrich Küchler); around, the monarch's legend GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX (translated from Latin: George the Third, by the Grace of God, King).

Obverse Inscription GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX
Reverse
Great Britain / Halfpenny 1799 (Pattern) - reverse photo

Figure of Britannia, draped, seated on rock facing left holding trident and extending an olive branch; resting at right, an oval shield bearing the crosses of St. George ans St. Andrew with heraldic colouring (i.e. light stripes representing the colour of each field); in the background at left a three masted sailing ship. Around above, the legend BRITANNIA; around below, the date 1799.

The mint mark SOHO of the Soho Mint is raised on the ground near the shield.

Reverse Inscription BRITANNIA 1799
EdgeLight diagonal millingEdge InscriptionNone
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Halfpenny 1799 (Pattern): Details
CountryGreat Britain
CurrencyPound Sterling (Great Britain)
PeriodPound Sterling (1707 - 1801)
Coin TypeHalfpenny (Pattern)
Issued1799
MonarchKing George III
EffigyCrowned bust by Conrad Küchler
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentNo
MaterialCopper
DesignerConrad Heinrich Küchler
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)30
Mass (g)14.4310
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Pattern Coin - Halfpenny, George III, Great Britain, 1799
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