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Coin type: Shilling George IV Second Issue
Description

This shilling type was struck between 1823 and 1825 only. Its design is the same as the sixpence coin issued between 1824 and 1826; 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 produced1823 - 1825 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 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

Within the Garter with motto, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, a crowned square shield bearing the royal arms; around below, ANNO and the date.

"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 inscription

HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE ANNO [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Shilling George IV Second Issue: Photos

Coin - Shilling, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
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Coin - Shilling, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
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List of 3 coins of type: Shilling George IV Second Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1823 693,000 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Shilling 1824 4,158,000 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Shilling 1825 Second Reverse 2,459,000 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: