Copper coin; Denomination: Penny
Soho Mint, Birmingham
King George III (1760-1820)
Coins of this type were shipped to Sydney, Australia and released in 1800 with a current value of twopence. They were also current in Tasmania at that figure. The coin also occurs in Melbourne (founded 1835) found both in archaeological contexts and counterstruck , normally in very worn condition.
Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right, on truncation K (the initial of the die engraver Conrad Heinrick Klucher); around, incuse on a broad rim, GEORGIUS III . D : G . REX.
Britannia seated facing left on rock against which rests a shield with combines flags of St. Andrew and St. George, holding a trident and olive branch; among rocks below shield, SOHO; on horizon at left, three-masted warship sailing on horizon to right; around incuse on raised rim, BRITANNIA 1797
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
4 mm (Height), 36 mm (Outside Diameter), 28.74 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3777 Pages