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The style of the Liberian coins looks familiar. A Cartwheel with a Phrygian cap...

George III Twopence, 1797

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Soho, Birmingham. Copper, 41mm, 56.89g. Laureate and draped, facing right, with incuse GEORGIUS III D G REX. Britannia seated with shield facing left, holding olive branch and trident, with incuse BRITANNIA legend and date (S 3776).

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21 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

The style of the Liberian coins looks familiar. A Cartwheel with a Phrygian cap...

While looking at the OP, I was just thinking the same

 

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The Birmingham threepence is a fine example of Matthew Boulton's mint striking large diameter and thick bronze pieces, this one hefts in at 2.5 ounces and is perhaps the largest monetary instrument struck for actual circulation in Britain.  Patterns exist of the 6d, weighing 5 ounces - but I haven't come across one yet.

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1 hour ago, maridvnvm said:

How about a 1791 Russia 5 Kopek? 42.97 mm. 55.30 gms

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These are actually what got me started collecting, way back in the distant past.

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1 hour ago, maridvnvm said:

How about a 1791 Russia 5 Kopek? 42.97 mm. 55.30 gms

I have been working on a date/mint set that has passed the 60% mark. 

This is one of my favorites. 

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26 minutes ago, ChrisB said:

I have been working on a date/mint set that has passed the 60% mark. 

This is one of my favorites. 

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Great project! There are some real rarities in those coins. 

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Here's my example of the 1797 cartwheel twopence with Britannia on the reverse. 41 mm., 56.1 grams. I purchased it from Karl Stephens Inc. in March 1986; it was sold to me as being in EF condition.

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Not a coin, but my largest AE commemorative/historical medal at 87 mm. and 328 g.:

Great Britain, Victoria, Unofficial Large AE Coronation Medal, 1838, by Benedetto Pistrucci (same portrait used on official coronation medal), for Rundell, Bridge & Co. Obv. Bust left, wearing plain diadem, with hair tied straight back, ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA, signed below as 'Benedetto Pistrucci Chief Medallist Royal Mint' / Rev. Legend and date in 5 lines, DA FACILEM CURSUM ATQUE ADNUE COEPTIS 1838. (Legend is version of invocation at beginning of Vergil’s first Georgic, i.e., “da facilem cursum atque audacibus adnue coeptis” [meaning “Grant [me] an easy journey and nod in approval of the bold things begun [by me],” but omitting “audacibus”/bold]; as set forth on this coin, the legend has been translated as “Give an easy passage and support our undertakings.”) 87 mm., 328 g. Eimer 1309 & Pl. 144; BHM II 1802; Whittlestone & Ewing 90 (obv. ill. at p. 18; obv. is also the cover illustration) [Whittlestone, Andrew & Michael Ewing, Royal Commemorative Medals 1837-1977, Vol. 1, Queen Victoria 1837-1901 (2008)]. Purchased from Bonham’s, Knightsbridge, London, UK, Auction Sale No. 28052, 09.09.1999, Lot 106.* 

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*See BHM II 1802 at p. 15, noting that “[t]he head on the obverse varies only slightly from that used by the same artist on the official coronation medal.” It is likely that the Royal Mint’s permission was required for the manufacturer (Rundell, Bridge & Co.) to publish a medal with a design essentially the same as the one that Benedetto Pistrucci was hired to create for the Mint. Although BHM does not mention any documentary evidence of such permission, it does cite (see id.) a letter dated 6 July 1838 from Rundell “requesting permission from the Master of the Mint to have struck [an additional] 24 gold and 24 silver shell medals of the obverse of this piece. A reply from G.W. Morrison on behalf of the Master of the Mint was made on 7 July stating that ‘the Master of the Mint has been pleased to comply with your request and has given the necessary authority to Mr. Pistrucci accordingly.’” It follows logically that the Mint must also have given permission for the use of the design in striking the medal itself.

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Holy crap, you guys have absolutely amazing copper coins!! (outstanding!!)

I have proof one-cent pieces for every year since the early 60's, but that probably isn't too impressive to likes of you copper collectors, eh?

 

Ummm, but I do have a few fairly cool copper error-coins ... are they allowed to rub-shoulders with your sweet coins?

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... oh, and I also have this very cool Centennial Bunny that was struck on a foreign copper planchet ... 

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2 hours ago, Oldhoopster said:

A whole herd of 5 Kopeks.  I have about twenty+ 2x2 boxes and it's always easy to find the box with the Russian coins due to the weight 

They are beasts! I have a bunch of them in a double width red box, and I can barely lift it 😄

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Napoleon I. Bonaparte,

France, 1804-1814, 1815, one. Br.-Hohlmed. O.J. unsigned. Uniform. Brb. Napoleon I. r. 65mm. vz

Former: Emporium Hamburg

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Steve said:

Holy crap, you guys have absolutely amazing copper coins!! (outstanding!!)

I have proof one-cent pieces for every year since the early 60's, but that probably isn't too impressive to likes of you copper collectors, eh?

 

Ummm, but I do have a few fairly cool copper error-coins ... are they allowed to rub-shoulders with your sweet coins?

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... oh, and I also have this very cool Centennial Bunny that was struck on a foreign copper planchet ... 

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That first one looks a tad off-center, but the rest look fine to me!

😜

 

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I love the George III Cartwheel types.

I stumbled across this many years ago where someone took two 2d coins, hollowed and bent out metal and made a box out of it.. It was probably used to carry more valuable items inside.

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Some chinese coins are quite big

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 Xian Feng
Obv: Xián Fēng Yuán Bǎo 咸豐元寶
Rev: Dang 當 Bei 百 (Value100), Boo Yuwan
Value: 100
Year 1854-1855
46.3g, 49.5mm
Ref.: Hartill 22.763 (Old Branch)

 

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Xian Feng
Board of Works
Obv: Xian Feng Zhong Bao 咸 豐 重 寶
Rev: Dang 當 Wushi 十五 (Value 50), Boo Yuwan
Valuet: 50
Year: 1851-1861
33g, 44.3mm
Ref: Hartill 22.760

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