1 Penny - George III

Features

Issuer Bermuda
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1793
Value 1 Penny (1⁄240)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 January 1970
Number N# 109114
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 7,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Pr# 7
Fred Pridmore ; 1960. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 1. European Territories. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

DROZ F is missing from shoulders.
One production run has "slash" across George's neck, the other does not.

Lettering: GEORGIUS III . D . G . REX .

Engraver: Taylor

Reverse

Heavily modified from old original dies. Much detail is missing - smaller differences exist:
BERMUDA styling is different
Longer bowspirit
Denticles eroded 12 1 and 2 o clock.
Decorative balls atop the masts.
1793 Styling is new

Lettering:
BERMUDA
1793

Engraver: Taylor

Mint

Soho Mint, Handsworth, England (1788-1850)

Comments

New obverse die was made from Original Obverse dies.
These were strictly fantasy pieces struck by The SOHO Mint between 1805 and 1823.
Numbers made are unknown.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1793  Struck between 1805 and 1823

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