|Coin||Halfpenny 1799 (Pattern)|
On this pattern the King is depicted wearing a large crown, on coins that were issued for circulation he is depicted laureate.
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|
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|
|Edge||Light diagonal milling||Edge Inscription||None|
|Currency||Pound Sterling (Great Britain)|
|Period||Pound Sterling (1707 - 1801)|
|Coin Type||Halfpenny (Pattern)|
|Monarch||King George III|
|Effigy||Crowned bust by Conrad Küchler|
|Face Value||1/2 (x Penny)|
|Designer||Conrad Heinrich Küchler|
|Orientation||Coin Alignment (Axis 6)|