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Detailed information about coin type: Halfcrown George III Large Head from United Kingdom:

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 [year]
Halfcrown 1817 Large Head 8,092,656 King George III Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA [year]