American Colonial Coinage
Rosa Americana Halfpence
William Hood from England, obtained a patent form George I in 1722 to make coins for Ireland and the American colonies.
Obverse: Head of King George I. Legend – GEORGIUS D:G MAG: BRI: FRA: ET. HIB: REX (“George, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland”)
Reverse: Rose with crown above it. Legend – ROSA AMERICANA UTILE DULCI (“American Rose, Useful and Pleasant”).
Diameter: 21 mm
Copper plated lead free fine pewter.