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Antique British sterling silver twopence coin from 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence!

This coin is in an unusually high grade of preservation, with much of the hair details on King George III readily visible. King George III was the King of England at the time.

King George was the one whom against the colonists' grievenances went unanswered, leading to the Revolutionary War, whereby the colonists' forces were led by George Washington.

For a visual size comparison, see picture #3 where I have pitted the two Georges against each other.

From a historical perspective, it's quite interesting that the piece was holed to wear as an amulet / charm - given the little wear on the coin, one can only think that perhaps this piece had been spent by a Redcoat (British soldier) on the Revolutionary War campaign, then saved as a memento by an American merchant?

If only artifacts / relics could tell stories...

As an aside, the Georgian period is named after the reign of King George III.

Diameter: 15.5 mm (about 5/8")

Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed.

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1776 George III Twopence British Coin Sterling Silver

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