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Question On A UK 1797 Cartwheel Two Pence Coin

 
 
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 Posted 10/02/2015  1:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dvw1974 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,

I recently bought a 1797 Cart wheel 2 pence coin in near uncirculated condition.

As far as I know the lettering on this type of coin is "incused" and not "raised".

The specimen I have, has raised lettering ie both the date, BRITANNIA, GEORGIUS III etc is raised lettering.

Is this correct? or am I sitting with a fake?

Thanks



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10/02/2015 1:49 pm
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 Posted 10/02/2015  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpbone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks fake to me.
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 Posted 10/02/2015  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nelson9225 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this I feel is a replica coin here is what a real tuppence looks like



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 Posted 10/02/2015  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Get your money back, if you can.
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 Posted 10/07/2015  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jjwabraham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a fake in my opinion. I have had and sold several and you are correct, the lettering is always incuse. Real ones are made of pure copper and are very soft. Consequently, every bang, ding, and rim bruise is very easily inflicted and one in that condition would have had to have been put away (and left untouched) on its first day of issue.
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 Posted 10/07/2015  9:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fourmack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Positively FAKE
Cheers Don

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 Posted 10/08/2015  06:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dvw1974 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Returned and money back thankfully - Thanks all.
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 Posted 10/08/2015  07:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's good.
I'll give the seller the benefit of the doubt with an honest mistake.
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