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Great Britain Penny and Two Pence (Cartwheel) 1797

 Date: 1797 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: large 
 Description from requester: This coin is really big!! One side has a picture of the King (George III) and reads: Georgious III D G Rex. The other has the date 1797, a picture of Britannia and the word Britannia. I thought it might be a two pence (if there was such a thing back then?) as it's really big and thick compared to another coin I have from 1806 which fits your description (and picture) of an old penny from that period...... I'd say it's twice as big and much heavier.... 
 [Request 1992 received from Ruthie, Sunday, 22-Nov-2009] 
 [Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wednesday, 22-Aug-2012] 

Great Britain Penny and Two Pence (Cartwheel) 1797 | pence britain cartwheel great britannia queen throne woman man chair circle seat king rex iii i an george britsh britt Brtiannia looks a little more spiffy today, but she graces most of England's early copper coinage, including the large cartwheel pennys and two pence coins.

Thanks to Tony Clayton for use of his coin photo.

It is time to get your meansuring stick, Ruthie. If your cartwheel measures 36 mm, it is a penny. If it measures 42 mm it is 2 pence. The two pence is more valuable.

These coins are dated only 1797 and are a favorite with collectors. Here are the catalog values in US dollars (use our Important Terminology link to understand what this means):

PENNY:
worn $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated $80
well preserved $400
fully uncirculatd $1500

TWO PENCE:
worn $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated $220
well preserved $600
fully uncirculated $1800

The coin in Tony Clayton's picture is well preserved.

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