Is a 1799 Britanniacoin worth anything?

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  1. StephenA

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    I was sorting through my mom's change and seperating it for her when I came across a weird coin. After looking at it I noticed it was a 1799 Britannia coin. Never heard of or seen one before. With my luck it's either not worth anything or fake.
     
  2. John Watson

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    By Britannia, do you mean the image of someone seated, helmeted, holding a spear? That sounds like the old British penny. If its a vey large coin, dark brown, maybe that's waht you have.

    Doubt it it would be valuable, but would be nice to have something that old.

    But check a coin catalog, at a book store or a library, if there is not an on-line source.
     
  3. Mike Brogan

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    Well, I think you can rule out it being a fake. You could probably find out more doing a google search. I did a quick one and came up with this site that might help you.

    Identifying British Coins.
     
  4. StephenA

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    Yea it has a guy seated with spear on one side and a profile of another guy wearing a wig and ponytail on the other.

    Thanks for that site Mike Brogan.
     

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