1727–1760 Great Britain George II Half Penny

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George Washington’s Namesake

In 1727, a new king took his place upon the throne in Great Britain. George II had become the new monarch... and five years later, America’s first president was born. Named after King George, George Washington even served the British Crown as an officer in the British Colonial Army during the French and Indian War. Washington’s allegiance to his namesake did not extend to George II’s successor, King George III. The new King George’s tyrannical policies led to American colonial leaders establishing a new nation – and choosing George Washington to lead them.

This British Copper Half Penny features George Washington’s namesake; Great Britain’s King George II. Struck between 1727 and 1760, each coin available in this offer is at least 259 years old. The coin’s reverse depicts a seated Britannia, the allegorical symbol of Great Britain. These coins circulated throughout the reign of King George II in both America and Great Britain before the Revolutionary War making them important pieces of Colonial American history.

Each coin available in this offer will come displayed in a beautiful wood presentation case and accompanied by a fact-filled storycard and Certificate of Authenticity. Add one to your collection today. Dates will vary.

  • STRUCK DURING THE REIGN OF AN AMERICAN KING – The copper half-penny coin was struck from 1727-1760 during the reign of England’s George II – America’s next-to last King! It bears a portrait of George II on the obverse and an image of a Seated Britannia on the reverse. Dates will vary.
  • LEGAL TENDER COINAGE – These coins were legal tended in both England and America and used in everyday transactions for more than half a century.
  • AUTHENTIC PIECE OF COLONIAL HISTORY – Your George II Copper Half Penny circulated in both Great Britain and in the Americas before and up to the Revolutionary War.

Don’t miss your chance to get a coin featuring the namesake of George Washington. Click on to your cart today. It’s the perfect piece to start or add to your collection of early American coins!

Year of Issue (Date Our Choice)
Country Channel Islands
Composition Copper
Condition Circulated
Denomination 0.50
Currency Type Penny
Coin Weight 10.4 Grams - g
Dimensions 30mm