George iii two penny cartwheel

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The George iii penny cartwheel coin was minted in Soho, which is on the coins, but does anyone know what this stood for please.

The Letter K and three dots.

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It denotes the designer of the portrait...
The obverse shows the legend (incuse) "GEORGIUS III D:G REX". This is the first copper coin in circulation to show D:G. The legend surrounds a laureate portrait of George III facing right with a draped bust and ten leaves in his wreath. There is the initial K on the draped bust of George III.

The obverse was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler.
SOURCE: https://www.chards.co.uk/1797-george-ii ... pence/6909

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Did you dig that, Dedge? Most of the cartwheels I've seen or dug are only identifiable as such because of the size of the things.
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figgis wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:32 am Did you dig that, Dedge? Most of the cartwheels I've seen or dug are only identifiable as such because of the size of the things.
Can you imagine about 10 of those in your pocket at a time or even the One pence pieces would be bad enough . You might end up walking with a slant to one side with the weight . :lol:
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figgis wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:32 am Did you dig that, Dedge? Most of the cartwheels I've seen or dug are only identifiable as such because of the size of the things.
I've never even seen a two penny one... let alone in that condition....
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Matthew Boulton, very underrated Industrialist.
There was an early Time Team episode, Series 3 Episode 18,where they were trying to find what remained of the Mint. This was in the days when they dug up back gardens. Worth watching.
Also had relatives who lived in a tower block in Soho Street, back in the 70`s.
Very big coin, never seen one although my dad found a one Penny version, when they were building the Aston Expressway in the 60`s.
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Never had a sniff of a two pence one but I’ve had a few penny versions, most pretty poor but a couple of decent ones. Always wondered how the heck anyone lost one though cause you’d think the weight would be noticeable if it wasn’t there anymore :lol:
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Thank you so much, great information. Regards Derek



Oxgirl wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:12 am It denotes the designer of the portrait...
SOURCE: https://www.chards.co.uk/1797-george-ii ... pence/6909

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Does the cartwheel penny and two penny coin have to have the SOHO mark to be genuine. Thank you.

Oxgirl wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:02 pm
Never had a sniff of a two pence one but I’ve had a few penny versions, most pretty poor but a couple of decent ones. Always wondered how the heck anyone lost one though cause you’d think the weight would be noticeable if it wasn’t there anymore :lol:
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No, sadly did not dig this, I’m just building my knowledge up for these coins 🙂

figgis wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:32 am Did you dig that, Dedge? Most of the cartwheels I've seen or dug are only identifiable as such because of the size of the things.
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You probably, if you`ve been researching this coin know a lot already about this coin but just for a read here`s a good write up about this coin. You might pick a snippet you didn`t know if you read it. :thumbsup:

https://www.chards.co.uk/1797-george-ii ... pence/6909
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