17th Century British Copper
Various "Irish coins" circulated in the colonies beginning in the late 17th century (as pictured HERE), there as in England, an overwhelming number of lightweight counterfeit coppers, circulated. It is hard to find a well struck original from that time, as the bad money pushed out the good. Pictured below is a farthing in typical condition, honest wear and corrosion, with some light modern scratches. The second coin is in better condition with an older scratch in the hair.
Current Newsletter -- Some Irish Coppers