Thrrepence or Farthing?

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j1mbr0wn
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2nd hammered coin

Just need to confirm what i have, is it a threepence or a farthing, Elizabeth I 1575.

Also when the coins were struck did they bother with the orientation, this one doesn't line up when i turn it either way.

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Think it’s a three pence.
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It is 16mm wide by my reckoning, which would make it a penny?
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Could also be a three half pence?
Allectus will sort it out I’m sure!
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:14 am It is 16mm wide by my reckoning, which would make it a penny?
It has a rose behind the bust and a date. Pennies don't have either. :thumbsup:

I think that it's a London three halfpence. :D
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Threehalfpence.
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Decent Hammy :clapping:
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Thanks everyone for you're replies much appreciated. I'm sure there will be plenty more I need help with.

Jim
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