In today’s video we’re taking you back to the 18th century – or 1797 to be more precise.

Of course, this was the year of the Cartwheel Pennies. The largest and heaviest coins to ever have been issued for circulation and they really were HUGE.

The story behind how these coins came about is honestly fascinating making them one of the most sought-after coins in British coin collections.

So buckle up as today I’m taking you back in time for a history lesson in British coinage…


If you’re interested…

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george iii cartwheel coin set - The most famous penny of them all