British & English Copper Coin collecting

GEORGE I HALFPENNY

GEORGE I HALFPENNY

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           Name: King George I
Full Name: George Louis
Born: May 28, 1660 at Osnabruck, Hanover
Parents: Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Elector of Hanover, and Sophia Stuart
Relation to Elizabeth II: 6th great-grandfather
House of: Hanover
Ascended to the throne: August 1, 1714 aged 54 years
Crowned: October 20, 1714 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Children: One son, one daughter, three illegitimate children
Died: June 11, 1727 at Osnabruck, aged 67 years, and 12 days
Buried at: Leineschlosskirche, Hanover
Reigned for: 12 years, 10 months, and 9 days
Succeeded by: his son George II

          Weight and size tolerance are 9.4-10.3 grams  and  26-29 mm Rev alignment is down , dump issue is same weight but size is 25 mm – 27 mm alignment is down.  Any coin out of these tolerances would be considered desirable, significantly out of these tolerances would be extremely desirable.

  The engraver is  John Croker a German born in Saxony  on 21 October 1670 – 21 March 1741. In 1705 he became Chief Engraver to the royal mint a position he held until his death in 1741, his reverse of Britannia was used on Queen Ann. George I. George II, and George III farthings and very much my favorite  reverse design. This entire dump issue is prone to obverse stops not struck up properly, care must be taken when buying these examples which do require much scrutiny.

This halfpenny coinage was struck in high relief which means a good portion of the design is raised this does lead to blemishes on the coins also the use of faulty blanks did not matters and the high amount of pressure needed  to strike the high relief impression was often insufficient. A lot of care must be taken when grading these halfpennies and farthings because what looks like wear is indeed weak striking areas and erratic tears on the coins surfaces almost certainly happen the second the coin was minted due to faulty blanks ( probably oxygen in the copper when made )  there are examples of this below. George I halfpennies are very difficult to fine well struck and can often have weak areas and parts that are not struck up that well, a well struck full fan example would be considered very desirable by a collector this also applies to farthings as well.


 

1717 Halfpennies.

 

GIH17.  George I halfpenny 1717 standard issue  Halfpenny weighs 9.66 grams & 26mm in size. Even on this example the reverse stops look missing but are present with the aid of a powerful glass. Dates 1717 and 1718 are about the same in availability with low grade halfpennies in abundance but as all ways as the grades increases so does the price. Halfpenny grades reverse good very fine / obverse very fine or better.

 

 

GIH171.  George I halfpenny 1717 Inverted A for V in GEORGIVS  Halfpenny weighs 8.57 grams & 26mm in size. Looks very genuine and this example is the first i have seen to date, extremely rare halfpenny which grades reverse good fine/ obverse nearly very fine.

 

 

GIH172. George I halfpenny 1717 Double struck reverse. Halfpenny weighs 9.58 grams & almost 26 mm in size. All of the reverse except the I`s & A` s in Britannia is double struck this does indeed suggest it was in fact the working die which was double struck and not a reverse die coming down twice creating a twice struck reverse impression.

Halfpenny is of good metal with a tan/orange type tone and grading practically very fine.

 

 

 


 

 

1718 Halfpennies.

 

 

GIH18.  George I halfpenny 1718 standard issue Halfpenny weighs 9.69 grams & 26mm in size. Weakening obverse stops, dates 1717 and 1718 are about the same in availability with low grade halfpennies in abundance but as all ways as the grades increases so does the price. Vast care must be taken when acquiring any George I halfpenny with missing stops especially the dump issue,   halfpenny grades good very fine.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH181.  George I halfpenny 1718 First N of Britannia over A   Obverse A.  Halfpenny weighs  9.45 grams & 26.5mm in size. Very rare halfpenny & extremely rare in higher grades, i have seen very few of these coins, there are so far four different obverse dies used. This coin grades reverse fine / obverse really good fine.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH182.  George I halfpenny 1718 First N of Britannia over A Obverse B.  With baseball cap on Britannia’s head, halfpenny weighs 7.02 grams & 26mm in size. Very rare halfpenny & extremely rare in higher grades, i have seen very few of these coins, there are so far four different obverse dies used. Halfpenny coin grades reverse fine / obverse good fine and light in colour.

 

 

 

 

GIH187. George I halfpenny 1718 First N of BRITANNIA Over A  Obverse C   Halfpenny weighs 8.93 grams & 25.5 mm in size. Quite worn but clearly another different obverse. Judging by the die leak on this reverse its fair to say its possible there could be two different dies, both the same as were seeing conflicting wear over a small time scale. The reverse now showing signs of swollen letters & numbers is nearing the end of its service life, thus obverse C saw little service making it this probably rarer of the four obverse`s.

An important find which enforces the practice die mixing, something all collectors should check in their collection. Halfpenny grades fair with N over A only visible to the trained eye.

 

 

 

 

GIH183.  George I halfpenny 1718  No stops obverse  Halfpenny weighs 9.38 grams & 26mm in size. Really quite possibly genuine the only sure way is to match it to high grade example. Coin grades good fine.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH184.  George I halfpenny 1718  R over B in Britannia Type A    Halfpenny weighs 9.17 grams. Very rare coin, there are at least three different reverses to this R over B, this example is type A. On this specimen the over letter is not so strong but still obvious to the eye under close scrutiny. I have only seen just 15 of these R over B in Britannia mistakes, halfpenny grades reverse fine / obverse good fine.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH185. George I halfpenny 1718  R over B in Britannia Type B  Halfpenny weighs 9.6 grams & 26mm in size. Very rare coin, there are at least three different reverses to this R over B in Britannia, this is example is type B. On this example the over letter is strong and very obvious to the eye, this particular coin is the best example of this error i have ever seen and most worthy of its place in this collection. I have seen overall around 15 examples this halfpenny which grades good fine.

 

 

 

 

GIH186. George I halfpenny 1718 R over B in Britannia Type C also B over R in Britannia Halfpenny weighs 9.46 grams & 25.75 mm in size. Very rare coin, there are at least three different reverses to this R over B in Britannia. This is example is type C which is very clear, also unlike the above examples this halfpenny has B over R as well.

A double mistake by the die preparer, and another type to look out for. Halfpenny grades a problem free fine.

 

 

GIH187. George I halfpenny 1718 Grained edge added  Halfpenny weighs 9.01 grams & 25 mm in size. No doubt a detecting find but quite strange to see a milled edge or grained edge being the right terminology. Grades fair with a very green tone.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

1719 Halfpennies.

GIH19  George I halfpenny 1719  Obverse 1 dump style head plain edge Halfpenny weighs 8.64 grams & 27mm in size. Excessively rare and seldom seen for sale, this halfpenny has a die flaw on the I of GEORGIVS theres a squiggle to the left. I have seen 3 of these halfpennies but understand theirs 6 in existence. This halfpenny grades good fair.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH191.  George I halfpenny 1719 Obverse 2 2nd issue R over B in Britannia  Halfpenny weighs 8.81 grams & 28mm in size. R in Britannia is completely different to the other R`s and there`s definitely a curve at the bottom of the R. This example is the first of two i have seen the other for sale on this site. Halfpenny grades reverse very fine / obverse good very fine.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

1720 Halfpennies.

  

GIH20.  George I halfpenny 1720 Standard issue  Halfpenny weighs 9.03 grams & 28.25mm in size. Very good strike and much lacking the minting problems that plague this production, 1720 halfpennies are plenty full with the price rising steeply on high grade examples. Coin grades a bold very fine or better.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH201.  George I halfpenny 1720 B in Britannia struck over R   Halfpenny weighs 8.95 grams & 27 mm in size. I could never be entirely sure until the below examples turned up, these for me did prove that this example was genuine.  A very rare , probably extremely rare in high grades, halfpenny which grades nearly fine.

 

 

 

 

GIH201A.  George I halfpenny 1720 B in Britannia struck over R Halfpenny weighs  9.56 grams & 27.5 mm in size. This and the below example prove the existence this halfpenny. The die flaws on the obverse and reverse help to identify the piece, however either obverse or reverse die could be used in conjunction with another die, as mixing did dies did happen.

Halfpenny grades a problem free fine, with B over R very clear along with die flaws.

 

 

 

GIH201B.  George I halfpenny 1720 B in Britannia struck over R An earlier strike with Obverse die flaw crack smaller.  Halfpenny weighs 9.23 grams & 27.5 mm in size. This example has a very weak die flaw on the obverse E in REX, though the larger die flaw through GEORGE is still evident.

The die flaws on the obverse and reverse help to identify the piece, however either obverse or reverse die could be used in conjunction with another die, as mixing did dies did happen.Halfpenny grades a problem free fine, with B over R very clear along with die flaws.

 

 

 

GIH202. George I halfpenny 1720 R in Britannia struck over B  Halfpenny weighs 10.00 grams & 27.5mm in size.  This is the only example ive seen on this date, i have seen examples on 1718 1721 and maybe 1724 but never on a 1720.  Extremely rare or never been noticed before ? , halfpenny grades reverse fine or slightly better obverse good fine.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH203. George I halfpenny 1720 R over B in Britannia Halfpenny weighs 9.09 grams & 27mm in size.  Halfpenny grades a problem free fair, and is really quite rare.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH204. George I halfpenny 1720 Very small farthing date & legends  Halfpenny weighs 9.84 grams & 29.5 mm in size with the alignment out by 30% or so, even both legends have been entered with a smaller ( farthing ) punch. This is the second example i have seen like this, halfpenny weighs about right though it is just a smidgen over size. Very rare and probably extremely rare with a small farthing date and legends. Halfpenny grades reverse good fair / obverse fair.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH205.  George I halfpenny 1720 Very small farthing date & legends but different to above example, halfpenny weighs 8.14 grams & 27.75 mm in size with the alignment out by 30% or so.

As with the above example the date and legend are smaller than they should be, its more than likely the die was prepared with farthing punches rather than halfpenny punches. Very rare and probably extremely rare and only the second example i have seen since 1980.

Also by examining both coins its clear there from separate dies, but why so few turn up is very much a mystery. Halfpenny grades reverse good fair / obverse fair.

 

 

 

 

 

GIH206.  George I halfpenny 1720 R over B in BRITANNIA 0 over side ways 0 in date with possible stop after date. halfpenny weighs 9.08 grams & 27 mm in size. The possible stop after the date is almost certainly a corrosion stop, though the rest does look genuine, halfpenny grades nearly fine.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

1721 Halfpennies.  

 

 

GIH21.  George I Halfpenny 1721 Stop after date  Halfpenny weighs 8.90 grams & 27.25mm in size. Very rare coin in higher grades but does turn up more often than not in lower grades. George I halfpennies are very popular with collectors, most that turn up are in lower grades. Good examples do sell quickly especially well struck problem free specimens.  Halfpenny grades very fine with weak areas.

 

 

 

 

GIH211.  George I Halfpenny 1721 minor brockage on reverse  Halfpenny weighs 9.85 grams & 27.5mm in size. Coins with brockage issues do turn up from time to time, though very few are spectacular enough to warrant top money .Halfpenny grades reverse nearly very fine / obverse really good fine.

 

 

 

 

GIH212  George I Halfpenny 1721 standard issue with some hay flecking  Halfpenny weighs 9.49 grams & 28mm in size. All George I halfpennies are rare in high grades this coin grades reverse nearly extremely fine / obverse really good very fine.

 

 

 

 

GIH213.  George I Halfpenny 1721 1 over 0 in date  Halfpenny weighs 9.85 grams & 27.75mm in size. There are about three different types of 1 over 0 over dates, the one will either sit to the right or the left, some do sit bang in the center of the zero. This example sits to the right, but which is the rarer im not sure, this halfpenny grades reverse fine / obverse nearly very fine.

 

 

 

 

GIH214.  George I Halfpenny 1721 Triple punched 1 over 0 in date  Halfpenny weighs 8.52 grams & 27.5 mm in size. This example is to the right of 0 but from a different die, as many seemed to have been re-used or recycled.

Some of the letters ( reverse only ) are double or triple struck, this of course is on the metal die which struck the copper blank and not three strikes from the coining machine which struck the blank. If the machine it self had struck down twice or thrice the entire image left behind would be double or triple struck. Halfpenny grades reverse bold fine / obverse practically very fine.

 

 

 

 

GIH215.  George I halfpenny 1721 Possibly R over B in Britannia  Halfpenny weighs 9.59 grams & 27.5mm in size. Needs a far better example to be sure. With a porous flan halfpenny grades reverse fine / obverse fair.

 

 

 

 

GIH216.  George I halfpenny 1721 1 over 0 in date Halfpenny weighs 9.88 grams & 28.5 mm in size. This example is different from the above examples though the 1 still to the right, halfpenny grades nearly very fine with striking weakness annoyingly as often found.

 

 

 

GIH217. George I halfpenny 1721 Defective R punch used in BRITANNIA  Halfpenny weighs 9.34 grams & 27 mm in size.  This R punch used was obviously defective yet remained in service, im sure that i have seen another halfpenny in the past with the same defective R in BRITANNIA.  Halfpenny grades reverse nearly fine / obverse a strong good fair.

 

 

 

 

GIH218. George I halfpenny 1721 1 over 0 in date Halfpenny weighs 9.96 grams in weight & practically 28 mm in size This example is different to the previous entries as the 1 ( one ) is center of the 0 ( zero ) and not left or right. Quite an attractive colour and toning, halfpenny grades obverse very fine / reverse nearly very fine with 1 over 0 visible though starting to fade.

 

 

GIH219. George I halfpenny 1721 small date Alignment out by 5-8 % Halfpenny weighs 10.01 grams in weight & 28 mm in size. Most date size of this series are medium to large with sometimes the odd under or over size numeral. Any Alignment out by more than the above percentage would be a good find. This halfpenny is a very weak strike especially on the right hand obverse there`s also tiny fleck areas of luster, halfpenny grades good fine.

 

 

 


 

1722 Halfpennies.  

 

 

GIH22. George I halfpenny 1722  Inverted A for V in  GEORGIVS  Halfpenny weighs 9.46 grams & 28mm in size. This is a 100% guaranteed die flaw which is proved on this example. The bar of the A on earlier examples does look convincing but over time it became clear that it was indeed a die flaw as the bar continues onward out side the V.

Its still a rare die by type, but not what some internet sellers wish they had or a popular high street coin catalog books proclaim it to be. If the professionals can get it wrong, any enthusiastic collector can be sympathetically forgiven for being miss-lead.

I wonder who approves and checks such coins or do they just copy from other scripts like many other catalogs do.  When money is exchanged for goods its imperative everything is correct and in order. Halfpenny grades reverse good fine with weak center strike / obverse bold good fine with super fields and a very clear die flaw inside the V making it appear like an inverted A.

 

 

 

GIH221.  George I halfpenny 1722 Standard issue with large stops on obverse and the scarcest date of this halfpenny coinage which is the same scarcity as George I 1722 farthings. This coin is a good example of weak strikes as the top half of Britannia has not struck up properly yet the lower half has. This halfpenny grades reverse good very fine / obverse Really good very fine minus weak striking areas.

 

 

 

GIH222. George I halfpenny 1722 2 over 1 in date  Halfpenny weighs 9.46 grams & 27.5 mm in size. An extremely difficult coin to acquire in any condition, this example is very clear and grades obverse fine with a weak center strike / reverse fine. Very rare halfpenny which is seldom seen for sale.

 

 

 

GIH222A. George I halfpenny 1722 2 over 1 in date  Halfpenny weighs 9.09 grams & 27.5 mm in size. An extremely difficult coin to acquire in any condition, this example is very clear and grades over all good fair. Very rare halfpenny which is seldom seen for sale, and from a different obverse die from above GIH222 example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIH223. George I halfpenny 1722 V over ? in GEORGIVS  Halfpenny weighs 8.97 grams & 27.75 mm in size, Im not entirely sure about this coin as there’s definitely some minor brockage under the V, and i suppose V over displaced V with only some of the original V still remaining could possibly be the only explanation . Halfpenny grades reverse nearly fine / obverse fair or slightly better.

 

 

 

GIH224. George I halfpenny  1722 T over inverted T ? Halfpenny weighs 9.81 grams & 28.5 mm in size. Certainly a possibility halfpenny grades fine.

 

 


 

1723 Halfpennies.  

 

GIH23.  George I halfpenny 1723 standard issue  Halfpenny weighs 9.91 grams  & 28.5mm in size. All George I halfpennies are rare in high grades this halfpenny grades reverse good very fine / obverse nearly extremely fine.

 

 

 

GIH231. George I halfpenny 1723 Thin flan   Halfpenny weighs 8.05 grams & 28.75mm in size and only 1mm thick. This coin would weigh very much less if it were worn and not near the upper size limit of 29mm which i personally i would consider as a large flan. An extremely rare coin which grades about uncirculated, a superb strike but sadly a porous flan.

Strangely enough this was my first George I halfpenny, “what luck” .  I often looked at it like an excited young person would, but never knew how important it was until years later.

 

 

 

GIH232.  George I halfpenny 1723 possibly inverted A for V in GEORGIVS ?  Halfpenny weighs 8.88 grams & 27.5mm in size. Its more than likely a die flaw, which grades fair.

 

 

 

GIH233.  George I halfpenny 1723 3 over 2 in date  Halfpenny weighs 8.06 grams & 27.75mm in size. This is the first example i have seen or herd of, the error is very clear and looks like it has survived a partial obliteration to remove as much of the original 2.

If a 1721 over 1720 & 1722 over 1721 can be recycled why not a 1723 ? And a 1724 over 1721 that would possibly be the hardest over date to detect/ discover even. An extremely rare coin which grades reverse fine / obverse nearly fine.

 

 

 

GIH234.  George I halfpenny 1723 R over R in GEORGIVS  Halfpenny weighs 9.81 grams & 27.5mm in size. These halfpennies do turn up from time to time, but trying to acquire a decent grade can prove to be tricky. The 1723 obverse side used with a 1724 reverse side is certainly harder to find than a 1723 date, as the obverse is wearing well by then.  An excellent example of this very rare halfpenny which grades good fine.

 

 

 

GIH235.  George I halfpenny 1723 R over R in GEORGIVS  Halfpenny weighs 9.35 grams & 28mm in size.  These halfpennies do turn up from time to time, but trying to acquire a decent grade can prove to be tricky. The 1723 obverse side used with a 1724 reverse side is certainly harder to find than a 1723 date, as the obverse is wearing well by then.  A fairly reasonable example of this rare halfpenny which grades Fine.

 

 

 

GIH236.  George I halfpenny 1723  R over R in GEORGIVS   Halfpenny weighs 9.29 grams & 27.5mm in size.  These halfpennies do turn up from time to time, but trying to acquire a decent grade can prove to be tricky. The 1723 obverse side used with a 1724 reverse side is certainly harder to find than a 1723 date, as the obverse is wearing well by then.  A fairly reasonable example of this rare halfpenny which grades nearly fine.

 

 

GIH237. George I halfpenny 1723  Farthing size 7 in date  Halfpenny weighs 10.06 grams & 28.5mm in size. Ive seen very few of these small farthing 7`s but have no records logged to how many. Small numbers do turn up, but they can sometimes be worn at the ends or not struck properly.

The example on this 7 begins and ends properly as the block serifs are strong and present, i assume ( a dangerous word ) the wrong punch has been taken from the punch cupboard. Or when the dies being prepared, the workers have simply copied an halfpenny coin in there pocket, and believed it to be true.  Halfpenny grades reverse nearly very fine / Obverse very fine with usual weak areas.

 

 

GIH238. George I halfpenny 1723 3 over 1 2 or 3 in date. Halfpenny weighs 8.03 grams & 27.5mm in size. Theirs certainly something under this 3 but its impossible to be entirely sure,  halfpenny grades good fair and`s just under 1 millimeter in thickness, giving a thin appearance.

 

GIH238A. George I halfpenny 1723 3 over whats probably 2 & R over B in BRITANNIA  Halfpenny weighs 9.18 grams ( thinnish ) & 28 mm in size. As above example both of better grade & metal. Before we start this example looks to be and earlier strike to the above GIH238. Because of that and in light of this new evidence its clear its not a 1 in the date but quite possibly a 2.

The B in Britannia also looks to be suspect the same shape as B over R ( 1720 as ( GIH201. GIH201A. GIH201B. ) above ).  The entire date looks to be re-entered for what ever reason, weakness being often the main cause before a recycle earlier date die.

Halfpenny has superior fields and is of good quality metal and likely not to have seen a great deal of use, but for grading purposes halfpenny grades nearly very fine.

 

 

GIH239. George I halfpenny 1723 Mint reject, snipped & full of hay flecking Halfpenny weighs 9.06 grams 28 mm in size. The missing part is where the blank had to be snipped away from the sheet of copper after failing to be cut clean. The hay flecking is a result of oxygen still in the copper. Hay flecking can often spoil the appearance of any coin regards of denomination, but in this case the more the better.

A great example and certainly educational piece, halfpenny grades good very fine and slightly better in places.

 

 


 

1724 Halfpennies.

 

GIH24.  George I halfpenny 1724 standard issue  Halfpenny weighs 9.72 grams & 28.25mm in size. This date appears often, yet lesser as the grade increases. A slight flan split on obverse when struck, other wise halfpenny grades good very fine + or possibly nearly extremely fine on a good day..

 

 

 

GIH241.  George I halfpenny 1724  No stops obverse  Halfpenny weighs 9.32 grams & 27.75 mm in size. I have seen just the two examples in this collection since 1980, so for myself as a campaigner of collecting copper this should be taken seriously.

This second generation or larger flan George I halfpennies are very reliable for stops and are seldom if at all with out them. The 1723 no reverse stop is impossible to find yet its well documented, the closest ive come to finding one was on ebay and still is 5 years later because its not genuine.

Any George I 2nd addition halfpenny with missing stops should be examined with excitement as theirs every chance it maybe genuine.  George I 1717 & 1718 is a different story, their in abundance, most from worn examples, so take care when spending lots of money.

An extremely rare problem free halfpenny which grades reverse good fine / obverse strong good fine.

 

 

GIH241A.  George I halfpenny 1724 No stops obverse  Halfpenny weighs 9.41 grams & 28 mm in size. This is the 2nd example i have seen, the above being the first.

I have seen just the two examples in this collection since 1980, so for myself as a campaigner of collecting copper this should be taken seriously.

This second generation or larger flan George I halfpennies are very reliable for stops and are seldom if at all with out them. The 1723 no reverse stop is impossible to find yet its well documented, the closest ive come to finding one was on ebay and still is 5 years later because its not genuine.

Any George I 2nd addition halfpenny with missing stops should be examined with excitement as theirs every chance it maybe genuine.  George I 1717 & 1718 is a different story, their in abundance, most from worn examples, so take care when spending lots of money.

An extremely rare halfpenny which grades a problem free good fine.

 

 

 

GIH242.  George I halfpenny 1724  Small 4 in date  Halfpenny weighs 8.90 grams & 28mm in size. Quite an uncommon coin, halfpenny grades fine maybe slightly better.

 

 

 

GIH243.  George I halfpenny 1724 Thin flan could be Evasion  Halfpenny weighs 6.05 grams & 27.75 mm in size and just 0.5mm thick.  I have seen only two thin flan examples, extremely rare and grades reverse good fair / obverse fair.

 

 

 

GIH244.  George I halfpenny 1724 Thin flan could be Evasion  Halfpenny weighs 5.93 grams & 26mm in size and just 0.75mm thick. Extremely rare on a thin flan, halfpenny grades really good fair.

 

 

 

GIH245.  George I halfpenny 1724  B over R in BRITANNIA Halfpenny weighs 8.22 grams & 27mm in size. This is the only example i have seen of this 1724 B over R  halfpenny, very rare probably rarer. Halfpenny grades fine.

 

 

 

GIH246. George I halfpenny 1724 Mint production damage with a large first N in BRITANNIA  Halfpenny weighs 9.20 grams & 28mm in size. Pinched when minted,coin grades reverse good very fine / obverse very fine.

 

 

 

GIH247. George I halfpenny 1724 R over R in GEORGIVS  Same obverse as the above 1723 examples, also the angled stick in both the N`s of Britannia over shoot the left upright stick. Halfpenny weighs 8.75 grams & 27 mm in size and grades good fair over all.

 

 

 

GIH247A. George I halfpenny 1724 R over R in GEORGIVS Same obverse as the above 1723 examples, also the angled stick in both the N`s of Britannia over shoot the left upright stick. Halfpenny weighs 10.07 grams & practically 28 mm in size and grades about very fine over all.