A beautiful about or almost uncirculated 1770 half penny coin from the United Kingdom. The coin, which has a toothed edge, displays King George III's Laureate bust facing right on the obverse. The reverse displays Britannia seated and facing left with the date (1770) below. The coin has the words "GEORGIVS. III.REX" surrounding the king's bust on the obverse. The reverse is marked "BRITA - NIA 1770" surrounding a seated Britannia facing left. This is KM 601 measuring about 28 mm in diameter. The coin comes in a plastic slab and is graded as About Uncirculated AU 50 BN (Brown) by the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation. This is a rare coin with Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins assigning a value of $325 for very fine grade and $1100 for uncirculated grade. This is a beautiful coin in great condition, which deserves a spot in any advanced collection of British coins. It is nicely toned in a light brown coloring and has great eye appeal. Please carefully review the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description. Date:
Great Britain. Size and Weight:
This is a coin measuring ~28 mm in diameter. References:
It is KM #601. Condition:
The coin comes in a slab and is graded by NGC as about uncirculated AU 50 BN. It is in great condition, well struck and has great eye appeal. It has some scratches and bag marks which can be seen in the photos. The coin also has some minor wear commensurate with it about uncirculated grade but still retains all of the details in a great state of preservation. It displays, what I would characterize as a leathered blight brown toning. Please see scan for additional condition information.