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...here in the UK we start at a comon base for "Modern" post 1797 when they made the cartwheel stuff, its more right as near enough the age machines were used to make mass coins



Yeah but you could argue that it was 1662 when the UK went modern. When milled coins finally banished hammered, as it was a triumph of technology (admittedly milled coins had been around a century at that point but it wasn't until 1662 that they actually won out). Which was the bigger jump? Hand held dies and a hammer switching to machines, or machines going steam powered. You could argue it either way I suppose.


I don't think this is a thread that can ever be truly resolved to any one date, it's always going to be a ballpark figure imho.

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