Help: HIBERNIA 1723 COIN - ID, VALUE?

Help: HIBERNIA 1723 COIN - ID, VALUE?

Post by mar » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Hi -

Says Georgius Dei Gratia Rex on one side
with bust of woman, Hibernia 1723 on back.

Anyone seen before, konow about?

Email if interested in seeing photos,
your help much appreciated.

It is most likely copper, worn,
has a fewe deep scratch marks
on each side, like divided slightly
with knife. But nice example.

 
 
 

Help: HIBERNIA 1723 COIN - ID, VALUE?

Post by conder.. » Sun, 27 Jun 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> Hi -

> Says Georgius Dei Gratia Rex on one side
> with bust of woman, Hibernia 1723 on back.

> Anyone seen before, konow about?

> Email if interested in seeing photos,
> your help much appreciated.

> It is most likely copper, worn,
> has a fewe deep scratch marks
> on each side, like divided slightly
> with knife. But nice example.

Woods Hibernia coinage.

William Woods secured a royal patent for the striking of coins for
Hibernia (Ireland)and for the American colonies.  His coins were struck
at a lower than standard (British) weight and in a base copper alloy
rather than pure copper (75% copper 24.7% zinc 03% silver commonly
called bath metal).  The Irish people rejected his coin so they were
shipped to America along with his Rosa Americana designs.  While not
popular in the colonies they did circulate due to the lack of almost all
other coinage. In the 1730's Wood sold his patents back to the crown.
(not sure about that last sentence.  I'm working from memory here.) They
can be found referenced in A Guidebook of United States Coins by R S
Yeoman (The Redbook) on pages 23 and 24.

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Help: HIBERNIA 1723 COIN - ID, VALUE?

Post by Emlyn S Begle » Sun, 27 Jun 1999 04:00:00


I think i have this coin also. it is a 1723 Farthing from ireland.

Emlyn, ireland



Quote:
> Hi -

> Says Georgius Dei Gratia Rex on one side
> with bust of woman, Hibernia 1723 on back.

 
 
 

Help: HIBERNIA 1723 COIN - ID, VALUE?

Post by FBall834 » Mon, 28 Jun 1999 04:00:00


These were intended for circulation in Ireland, but were unpopular there, so
many of them were sent to the American
Colonies.  They were struck in Halfpennies
and Farthings.  The Farthing is the size of a nickel, the Halfpenny is the size
of a quarter.  Red Book prices range from $40
in Very Good condition to $475 in Uncirculated condition.  The halfpenny $27.50
in very good to $850 in Uncirculated
condition.

If you to check this  "A Guide Book to United States Coins" by R.S.Yeoman.  Is
is easily available at book stores, coin shops, or the library.