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THE CARTWHEELS

 

These huge George III copper coins of the year 1797 owe their nickname "cartwheels" to their impressive size and thickness of its edge.

There are two values : the one penny coin, which has a 3.7 cm diameter, and the two pence coin, which has a 4.06 cm diameter !

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