British coins (2) excavated at Fort Washington

Object Number: 
INV.6200.1-2
Date: 
1727-1783
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (1), on front: "GEORGIV..............REX" (King George)
Description: 
Copper coins; one has a faded profile bust of King George and part of an inscription on front.
Gallery Label: 
These coins were excavated at Fort Washington by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. The coins probably belonged to British soldiers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group