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Coin type: Halfcrown George III Large Head
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalfcrown Sub-types
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1816 - 1817 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerThomas Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)14.1380
Obverse

Laureate bust of King George III (known as the "Bull Head") facing right, undraped; around, GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA, below, the date.

Obverse inscription

GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA [year]

Reverse

Garnished shield bearing Royal arms within the Garter, crowned, and Collar of the Order; motto on Garter, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:; the lower left garniture of the shield has the incuse initials WWP (for William Wesley Pole, Master of the Mint) and at lower right incuse W (for Thomas Wyon, chief engraver).

Reverse inscription

BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Halfcrown George III Large Head: Photos

Great Britain 1817 1/2 crown KM-667
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Great Britain 1817 1/2 crown KM-667
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List of 2 coins of type: Halfcrown George III Large Head from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfcrown 1816 unknown King George III Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1816
Halfcrown 1817 Large Head 8,092,656 King George III Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1817