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1797 George III Copper Cartwheel Penny MS 63 BN

1797 Cartwheel Penny MS 63 Obverse

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A popular and collectable copper 'Cartwheel' Penny of George III, dated 1797. These copper One Pence coins were only struck in this year at the Soho Mint in Birmingham under Matthew Boulton’s innovative steam press. They are known as ‘Cartwheels’ because of the distinctive raiser rim as well as their significant weight and size. The obverse features the draped bust of King George the Third, facing right. The reverse shows an image of Britannia in drapery, seated on a rock surrounded by waves, a warship with three masts in the distance. By her side is a shield bearing the Union Jack. The ‘SOHO’ mint mark is visible just below the shield. In her left hand she holds a trident whilst her right hand holds up an olive branch with 10 leaves. Both obverse and reverse are the work of Conrad Heinrich Küchler. These ever popular coins are sought after in high grade and have many minute die variations making them very interesting numismatic artefacts to collect and study.
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Draped bust of George III facing right within a broad raised rim. An incuse legend around reads 'GEORGIUS III · D : G · REX.'. This design is the work of engraver Conrad Heinrich Küchler.


Seated Britannia, holding trident and olive branch with a Union Jack shield by her side, all within a broad raised rim with incuse legend around. Legend reads 'BRITANNIA. 1797'. Also by Küchler.


Plain edge with wide raised rim.


This coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as MS 63 BN (NGC Cert # 6029549-008).

A grade of MS 63 reflects a Mint State coin with a slightly weak or average strike with moderate abrasions and hairlines of varying sizes. The 'BN' identifies a coin with a full or nearly full brown patina.


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