George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case
George III Copper Cartwheel Two Pence Coin Vesta Case

ANDREW BARRETT & SONS, LONDON (worked from 1892)

George III Copper "Cartwheel" Two Pence Coin Vesta Case

c. 1900 England

Offered by Steppes Hill Farm Antiques

£220 gbp
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A rare Victorian silver mounted Vesta Case formed from a large George III copper "Cartwheel" twopence coin, with attached suspension ring and hinged lid. Silver gilt interior.

Retailed by Andrew Barrett & Sons, London, c1900
In good condition with no damage or repair
At the Soho Mint, James Watt and Matthew Boulton used their steam-powered coin presses to make twopence coins in addition to "cartwheel" pennies. These 2d coins weigh exactly 2 ounces (56.699 g), making them the heaviest British coins for ordinary circulation, and are approximately 41 millimetres (1.6 in) diameter by 5 millimetres (0.20 in) thick. 722,160 were minted, all bearing the 1797 date. The obverse reads GEORGIUS III • D:G • REX. and the reverse BRITANNIA. 1797
Dimensions
Depth 6.00 mm (0.24 inches)
Diameter 44.00 (1.73 inches)
Weight 34.50g (1.11oz t)
Stock Code
CH00148.122A
Medium
Silver & Copper
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