British Penny Cartwheel 2 Pence coin. $ 3 bids. Free shipping 2p SOHO Great Britain Two Pence NGC XF $ In Matthew Boulton was authorised by the government to strike Copper Pennies and Twopences at his Soho Mint in Birmingham. The Twopence coins. Their large size, combined with the thick rim, led to the nickname "cartwheels". All "cartwheel" twopences are marked with the date In total, around , In total, aroundsuch coins were minted. It may relate to the smallness of the coin - the small coin used as Maundy money after the s. For example, the Parys Mining Company on Anglesey issued huge numbers of tokens although their acceptability was limited. Ina survey by the Royal Mint found that around one-third of all copper coinage had become worn or mutilated, often by advertisements. History[ edit ] The minting of silver pennies for general circulation was halted by the British government inbecause the cost of silver had risen too high. Own the largest circulation coin in British history - the Cartwheel Twopenny! 1797 cartwheel two pence coin important numismatic firsts As well as being the heaviest 1797 cartwheel two pence coin largest coin issued to circulation, the Cartwheel Twopenny along with the Cartwheel Penny was the first coin ever to be struck by steam power in Britain, at the Soho Mint.
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