Lot of 2 English "cartwheel" pennies of George III (1797).

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Lot of 2 English  cartwheel  pennies of George III (1797).
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Lot of 2 English "cartwheel" pennies of George III (1797). KM-618. 21.2 and 18.5 grams. In 1797 the London mint produced rather large copper pennies that came to be known as "cartwheels" due to the fact that they are bolstered with unusually thick rims with incuse legends. These specimens are worn and corroded, with minimal details, but are nevertheless attributable and rare for the provenance. Recovered from: Unidentified English or French wreck sunk in the late 1700s in the English Channel.