|JAMES II Halfpenny
|Designed by John Roettier. There was only one obverses
and one reverse design issued for James II halfpenny.
They were only issued for three years.
They were struck in tin with a copper plug in the centre.
This was to deter counterfeiters, but tin isn't a hard metal
so these coins tend to wear quickly. So they are hard to
find in high grade.
1685-1687 Tin with copper plug, 10.3-11.8 grams,
|James II Halfpenny