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Detailed information about coin type: Six Shillings from Kingdom of Ireland:

Coin type: Six Shillings
Description

Overstruck Spanish American 8 Real coin issued to supplement a deficiency in British silver coins. The coins were struck by the Soho Mint, Birmingham between 1804 and 1811, though all bear the date 1804. They were withdrawn in 1817-1818.

Proofs were also stuck on specially prepared flans, so these do not show a ghost of a host coin unlike many of the circulation coins.

CountryKingdom of Ireland CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value6 (x Shilling)
Year produced1804 CurrentNo (demonetised 1818)
MaterialSilver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX.

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX
Reverse

Hibernia (or, wrongly, Britannia according to some sources) seated facing left, her left arm rests on a harp; around, BANK OF IRELAND TOKEN SIX SHILLINGS; below, the date 1804.

Reverse inscriptionBANK OF IRELAND TOKEN SIX SHILLINGS 1804
Edge Edge inscription
List of 1 coins of type: Six Shillings from Kingdom of Ireland
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Six Shillings 1804 unknown King George III Second laureate bust by Conrad K├╝chler GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX