|George III Twopence
|GEORGE III TWOPENCE
|In 1797 Matthew Boulton invented the "cartwheel penny" to
try and combat the huge amount of fakes circulating at the
time. He proposed and struck these coins to contain their
exact value in copper, subsequently it is the heaviest
British coin to be circulated.
It was only ever struck in one year 1797.
The twopennies of George III were all struck in Soho,
Birmingham by Matthew Boulton. The word SOHO can be
seen below Britannia's shield.
Both the obverses and reverses were by Conrad Heinrich
|Courtesy of CNG
|1797 Copper, 56.7 grams, 41mm Diameter.