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Coin type: Shilling George III
Description

This shilling type was struck between 1816 and 1820 and features the bust of George III, by then subject to the regency of his son the Prince of Wales. Its design is the same as the sixpence coin issued at the same time; they only differ by their size and weight (the sixpence is exactly half the weight of the shilling).

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.1682 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1816 - 1820 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6552
Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; around, GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D :; below, the date.

Obverse inscriptionGEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : [year]
Reverse

Crowned and garnished shield bearing royal Arms within the Garter with motto HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE.

"Honi soit qui mal y pense" is an Anglo-Norman maxim which means "Shame on whosoever would think badly of it," or "May he be shamed who thinks badly of it". Its literal translation from Old French is "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it."

Reverse inscriptionHONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling George III: Photos

Coin - Shilling, George III, Great Britain, 1816
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Coin - Shilling, George III, Great Britain, 1816
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List of 5 coins of type: Shilling George III from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1816 unknown King George III Small Head GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1816
Shilling 1817 23,031,360 King George III Small Head GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1817
Shilling 1818 1,342,440 King George III Small Head GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1818
Shilling 1819 7,595,280 King George III Small Head GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1819
Shilling 1820 George III 7,975,440 King George III Small Head GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1820