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1797 cartwheel penny locket

1797 cartwheel penny locket


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Copper: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1440109

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The cartwheel penny was circulated in 1797 as the first British copper penny. The obverse has a portait of George III and the reverse has a seated statue of Brittania. This fairly worn specimen has been converted into a locket with facility for two photographs inside. It is 40 mm (1.5 inches) in diameter, mounted in white metal, and weighs 50 gms, including the chain.