1760 Colonial 1/2 Penny - Voce Populi - ANACS F12
  • Grading Service: American Numismatic Association Certification Service - ANACS
  • Grade: Fine 12 - F12
  • Certification: 7316340
  • Country: Ireland
  • Type: Token
  • Years: 1760
  • Denomination: 1/2 Penny
  • Currency: Second Irish Pound (1460-1826)
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 29mm
  • Weight: 7g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Obverse: A laureate portrait facing right with "VOCE POPULI" flanking
  • Reverse: A seated representation of Hibernia with the date below
  • Reference: KM# TTN1
This coin also circulated in the American Colonies, therefore US collectors consider it an Early Colonial coin.

Very little is known about the origins of these coins, all of which carry the date 1760. Traditionally they have been attributed to a button maker named Roche, on South King Street in Dublin. Roche was, at that time, engaged in the manufacture of buttons for the army. He would have had the die-making skills & the raw materials to produce tokens like these. It is thought these coppers may have continued to be produced through 1761 using the 1760 dated dies

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