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I have a two penny 1759 cartwheel that weights at 58.1020gr. Is my understanding that a Cartwheel two penny 'should' weigh exactly two ounces or 56.699grams, or a bit less for wear. The diameter is correct and also the thickness.

 

Could the coin actually weigh at 58.102gr and be the real thing?

 

What does the counterstamp mark stand for?

 

Thanks.

 

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Couldn't find anything on counterstamps in my books. Hopefully someone will come along with some info. Welcome to CoinPeople. I hope that you enjoy it here.

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Can't help on the counterstamp. But what you've got there is a British 2 pence coin, the date is 1797 (not 1759). They were issued in some quantity and are not specifically rare but they are harder to get in higher grades (particularly without edge knocks and field digs). But that said a full 2oz of copper is all good!

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They are often defaced due to the size canvas that they are.I have also seen them bored out and threaded to make pill boxes etc.

The markings have reduced the value of the coin considerably :(

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I have a two penny 1759 cartwheel that weights at 58.1020gr. Is my understanding that a Cartwheel two penny 'should' weigh exactly two ounces or 56.699grams, or a bit less for wear. The diameter is correct and also the thickness.

 

Could the coin actually weigh at 58.102gr and be the real thing?

 

What does the counterstamp mark stand for?

 

Thanks.

 

CW1r.jpg

 

CW1f.jpg

 

 

my friend if you have a 1759 cartwheel then i will gladly pay £50k for it........as it is truly unique. i have only ever thought that they were minted in 1797 only lol lol lol

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