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1797 British George III Cartwheel 2 Penny Coin
  • 1797 British George III Cartwheel 2 Penny Coin

1797 British George III Cartwheel 2 Penny Coin

Price:

£125.00


Product Description

A very nice condition 1797 British George III Cartwheel Two Penny copper coin.

The coin shows light wear, with the features remaining clear. On the obverse is the bust portrait of the king wearing a laurel wreath, with 'GEORGIUS III. D.G. REX' on the edge rim. On the reverse is the seated Britannia, holding an olive branch and a trident. In the background is a masted ship. The edge rim has 'BRITANNIA' and the date 1797.

These coins are unique, in that the are so large and heavy and were only minted in one year. They were also the first coin to be minted using a steam press. Their size was due to the fact that the market was full of fake coins, because the original small coin currency was so worn.

Size: 4 x 0.5 cm (1 9/16 x 3/16 inch)
Weight: 57g

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