William I
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Charles 2nd, 1660 - 1685


It's always a bit sad to find a hammered coin in such awful condition as this. However, it's still interesting as an example of one of the last hammered coins ever made in this country. The next edition of coins had a milled edge, and hammered coins were never made again. The reason, when you look at the image, is fairly obvious; this one has been clipped so much that it's now the size of a threepence, and none of the text remains on either side. It dates from 1662. Spink no. 3323


Irish tin halfpenny

A rare detecting find in this condition, tin coins normally show much more corrosion than this one. It originally had a square copper plug in the centre.

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