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2 Pence - George III 1800 Proclamation coin - British Penny

2 Pence - George III (1800 Proclamation coin - British Penny) -  obverse2 Pence - George III (1800 Proclamation coin - British Penny) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1797
Value 2 Pence (2/240)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Copper
Weight 28.35 g
Diameter 36 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1829

Obverse

Laureate and draped bust of King George III right

Lettering: GEORGIUS III·D:G·REX.

Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Küchler

Conrad Heinrich Küchler was a German engraver who from 1793 until his death worked as a designer of coinage and medals for the manufacturer and mint owner Matthew Boulton.

Reverse

Britannia left, with shield and trident. Date below on border

Lettering:
BRITANNIA
1797

Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Küchler

Conrad Heinrich Küchler was a German engraver who from 1793 until his death worked as a designer of coinage and medals for the manufacturer and mint owner Matthew Boulton.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Coin is identical to https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces947.html. In 1800 the then-Governor of New South Wales, Philip Gidley King issued a proclamation that ten specific British, Netherlands, Indian, Portuguese and Spanish coins were to be brought into the colony and given inflated denominations than what was indicated on the coins so that they would say in circulation in the colony. This page should be used only by collectors who are sure their coins are covered by this proclamation and have reputable provenance and therefore can be considered eligible for inclusion in this Australian Numista listings.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1797 SOHO 75% 10 leaves in wreath; Issued in Australia in 1800
1797 SOHO 29% 11 leaves in wreath; Issued in Australia in 1800

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