One from the day George 1st farthing

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Have a nice permission near the village church found this farthing in quite good condition but all other coins come out toasted and blank very hard to understand why this one survived the land owner suffers from Parkinson’s so managed to gain this permission buy someone who visits her and have just had the finds back which I gave to them to show her and pleased to say she was over the moon with what I had found :thumbsup:
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Don't normally find dump farthings in that condition Ian, well done.
I've got a bit of a soft spot for dump half pennies and farthings.

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Nice find Ian, and the permission sounds as though it could be hiding some other nice items :thumbsup:

Bob, why were they called "dump" farthings?
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That's a very nice looking coin. :thumbsup:
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Now that's a real nice one. :thumbsup:
George I coins don't seem to show up much around here. A quite weird thing is that I found a couple of them in the first ever horse field that I detected but bar one other they have been scarce ever since. :?
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Bob, why were they called "dump" farthings?
When they were made there was a shortage of copper, they were made smaller thicker and lighter than previous half pennies and farthings.
They picked up the name because of their smal thick flan, which was meant to disguise their light weight.

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That`s in good condition for a Georgian.
Nice to actually read the legend and more importantly the date.
Couple of variations on that date, with the dot missing on either one side or both, this seems to be the standard coin but still very nice.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Shame it wasn't a 1719 half penny, very rare only 2 or 3 examples known.

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bob79 wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:40 pm Shame it wasn't a 1719 half penny, very rare only 2 or 3 examples known.

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I didn’t know that! Thanks Bob
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:00 pm I didn’t know that! Thanks Bob
That was in my 2012 Spink's, might be some more now.

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