Detailed information about coin type: Six Shillings from Kingdom of Ireland:
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 They were withdrawn in 1817-1818.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.
|Country||Kingdom of Ireland||Currency||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)|
|Face value||6 (x Shilling)|
|Year produced||1804||Current||No (demonetised 1818)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
Laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX.
GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX
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.
BANK OF IRELAND TOKEN SIX SHILLINGS 1804
|Six Shillings 1804||unknown||King George III||Second laureate bust by Conrad Küchler||GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX|