Wood’s Hibernia Halfpenny 1722 IR-1


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This Hibernia halfpenny was made in Ireland and was in circulation until 1737.   An Irish Famine in the late 1720’s caused an immigration from Ireland with people looking for employment in America.  The coins were brought to America thru immigrants and seamen that spent their money in the Middle Colonies that had a growing economy in need of coins, which resulted in this Halfpenny landing in New Paltz, NY amongst the Huguenots.
Obverse has King George I with Georgius Dei Gratia Rex (Grace of King George).  Reverse has Hibernia (Latin for Island of Ireland) and 1722 wrapped around a woman sitting on a rock with a harp.

An Exact Replica


Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in