Historic Artifacts

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Ceremonial George V Police truncheon - WWI era.

Absolutely superb George V Ceremonial Police truncheon. Made from hardwood with grip and the addition of a GRV decal for special presentation / ceremonial parade use. Retains original leather wrist strap. Beautiful condition with a few minor scratches to decal but about 90% intact. British police uniforms and equipment, especially truncheons, have become highly collectible in recent years since the British police ceased carrying these in the 1990s. 15" long.

$125 / £90 / €105

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GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

George III Napoleonic / Revolutionary War era "Cartwheel" penny.

 

Minted only for one year, 1797, the "Cartwheel" penny was designed to eliminate the problem of coin "shaving" which resulted in loss of copper - an expensive commodity in those days. The result was a raised ridge around the edge of the coin, like the rim of a wheel. Measuring 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) across and 1/8-inch (4mm) thick - a pocketful (if you were lucky enough) would weigh you down. I am not a coin grading expert so I will let the pictures tell the story, and please feel free to email with questions. This is a very nice coin with a lot of detail visible.

 

$55 / £43 / €50  email for more details

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65