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England. (1619-25) silver halfpenny of James I. Choice Extremely Fine.

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England. (1619-25) silver halfpenny of James I. Choice Extremely Fine.

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England. (1619-25) silver halfpenny of James I. Choice Extremely Fine. The tiniest silver coin struck in England, measuring just 10 mm in diameter. The designs are simple: a thistle on one side, a Tudor rose on the other, with no room for legends, a portrait, or anything else. This coin, of necessity, is typically crudely made and incomplete. This one is very nicely struck, with complete devices and nearly complete borders. The surfaces retain some lustre along with beautiful original toning, deep gray with subtle highlights. An identical piece was located at James Fort, the original structure at Jamestown, certainly the tiniest speck of precious metal coinage ever recovered in America (though the copper Type 1 Harrington farthings found nearby are about 1 mm smaller). This represents the smallest end of the wide continuum of silver coins that are known to have circulated in colonial America, and it represents it in far finer condition that normally encountered. This coin will be shipped in a Cointain so you don't lose it.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 7006

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England. (1619-25) silver halfpenny of James I. Choice Extremely Fine. The tiniest silver coin struck in England, measuring just 10 mm in diameter. The designs are simple: a thistle on one side, a Tudor rose on the other, with no room for legends, a portrait, or anything else. This coin, of necessity, is typically crudely made and incomplete. This one is very nicely struck, with complete devices and nearly complete borders. The surfaces retain some lustre along with beautiful original toning, deep gray with subtle highlights. An identical piece was located at James Fort, the original structure at Jamestown, certainly the tiniest speck of precious metal coinage ever recovered in America (though the copper Type 1 Harrington farthings found nearby are about 1 mm smaller). This represents the smallest end of the wide continuum of silver coins that are known to have circulated in colonial America, and it represents it in far finer condition that normally encountered. This coin will be shipped in a Cointain so you don't lose it.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 7006

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