1797 – COINCIDENCE of DATE; ANGLO-SPANISH WAR (PUERTO RICO) HUGE 2 PENCE COIN of the SAME DATE

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1797 – COINCIDENCE of DATE; ANGLO-SPANISH WAR (PUERTO RICO) of 1797 – HUGE 2 PENCE COIN of the SAME DATE

It was in 1797 that British attack under Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby began on the Spanish city of San Juan in Puerto Rico and the same date as the first issue of the famous Cartwheel Two Pence created at Boulton and Watt’s Soho Mint in copper.