The recto depicts King George I of England in profile facing left in military uniform wearing a laurel wreath surrounded by the word "GEORGIVS REX." The verso contains a seated figure of Britannia surmounting the date "1722" and surrounded by the word "BRITANNIA." The coin is accompanied by a note that reads "BRITISH HALF PENNY/ 1722/ FROM MOUNT VERNON, VA/ GEORGE WASHINGTON'S HOME." English George I farthing.

Date

1722


People


Geography

  • Manufactured - England

Material/Technique

Copper


Dimensions

Overall: 1/16 in. x 7/8 in. x 7/8 in. (0.16 cm x 2.22 cm x 2.22 cm)


Credit

Gift of Kass Kassebaum, 2012


Object Number

M-5294


Colors


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