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Coin type: Shilling George IV First Issue
Description

This shilling type was struck in 1820 and 1821 only. 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 produced1820 - 1821 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerWilliam Wesley Pole
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6552
Obverse

Laureate head of King George IV facing left; below, the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); around, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Obverse inscription

GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Reverse

Crowned garnished shield bearing the royal arms surrounded by a rose, thistle and shamrock; in tiny letters at the centre of the shamrock leaves, the artist's initials, W.W.P. (William Wesley Pole); around below, ANNO and the date.

Reverse inscription

ANNO [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Shilling George IV First Issue: Photos

Coin - Shilling, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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Coin - Shilling, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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List of 2 coins of type: Shilling George IV First Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1820 George IV unknown King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Shilling 1821 2,463,000 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: