Great Britain 1797 Twopence (Cartwheel Twopence) nUNC
Superb rim nUNC
Affectionately known as 'Cartwheels' because of their large size and weight, the 2oz copper twopence is significant in being the first coin (along with the 1 oz copper penny) to be produced using Matthew Boulton's steam powered coining press. The coins contained exactly two ounces (avoirdupois) of copper making them ideal as substitutes for weights in measuring produce, a task for which they were intentionally designed.
As a multiple weight of a One Ounce Copper Coin, this 2 Ounce coin was given a value of 4 pence by Governor King throughout the infant colony of New South Wales in his proclamation of 1800.
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All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.
Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $8.50, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
- Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
- Taiwan - $95.00
- North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
- Europe Zone 4 - $35.00
Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.