1807 George III Soho Mint Mis-Struck Copper Penny


A very nice condition George III Copper Penny, dated 1807, struck at the Soho Mint in Birmingham under Matthew Boulton’s innovative steam press, with a small laureate and draped bust of the king facing right, on the obverse.

The reverse shows a seated Britannia facing left, with olive branch, trident and shield, and a ship sailing right on left horizon. The ‘SOHO’ mint mark is visible to the lower right of the shield. The details are very crisp apart for the bottom edge of the date and on the other side, the top edge of Britannia. This isn’t due to wear, but to a mis-strike and even the milled edge is wavy at that point. The coin has good age toning is well preserved.

Size: 34 mm
Weight: 18.9 g