1797 Copper British Two-Penny Antique Coin

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One of the largest coins not only in British history but in the world, this two-pence coin was struck in 1797 during the reign of King George III. The 1797 two-pence was a one-year experiment to mint two ounces of pure copper. The obverse features the draped laureate bust of King George III facing right, with the surrounding legend: GEORGIUS III - D:G - REX.

The reverse shows Britannia seated, facing left, holding a trident and an olive branch, with a shield resting beside, and ship sails in the background to the left. The reverse legend reads BRITANNIA and 1797.

Diameter is 38 mm and approximately 5 mm thick.

This is an original coin, not a reproduction. 

Antique money is NON-RETURNABLE.

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