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By: Ben
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Ancients & Medievals
Metallic brown

7 days ago
Post: 4191
Great Britain
Question: Identification?

Found this in my Dad's coin collection anybody know what it is?

 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
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7 days ago
Post: 4193
It appears to be in the design of a British penny, most likely from George III. I would think that it was actually a penny that was either unintentionally or purposely crushed by some means that it gives the current square look. Or, it might just be a privately minted sort of token.

I would presume the value to be not that high, say around $10 or more for such an item.

 
By: Ash Bash
7 days ago
Post: 4200
Appears to be a 1797 'Cartwheel' penny. It must of taken alot of work to mangle it this far!
Sadly i'd say Joshua estimate is abit generous, alot of collectors won't be interested at all in the amount of damage here.
 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
7 days ago
Post: 4202
Thanks for the confirmation Ash, I thought it might have been some kind of token or even a seal of some sort that used the design of a penny, rather then the actual penny.

I would now bring down my estimate to around $1-3 for such an item, now that it is confirmed that it would be just a worn and deformed coin.

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