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Coin: Crown 1818
Description

The edge lettering reads either "DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LVIII." (An ornament and a guard. Regnal year 58.) or "DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LIX." (Regnal year 59).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (St George within Garter)
Year1818 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage155,232 (155232)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 155,232 (155232)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing George III EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; below in small letters, the artist's name, PISTRUCCI; around GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1818.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1818
Reverse

At centre St. George, wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword, on horseback charging to right attacking a dragon lying below the horse with a broken lance in its side; in exergue in small letters, the artist's name, PISTRUCCI; encircling all, the Garter with motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.

Reverse inscriptionHONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
EdgeInscribed (raised lettering) Edge inscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LVIII.
Crown 1818: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof, LVIII edge unknown
LIX on edge unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Crown 1818: Photos
Crown 1818: Photo Great Britain 1818 crown
Great Britain 1818 crown
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Crown 1818: Photo Coin - Crown, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Coin - Crown, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Crown 1818: Photo Coin - Crown, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Coin - Crown, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Crown 1818: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 675
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3787
Davenport103
Crown 1818: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties LIX, Proof LVIII edge
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Crown 1818: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1818-LIX George III British Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com 1818-LVIII George III British Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1818: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Crown, George III, Great Britain, 1818 Great Britain 1818 crown - CoinFactsWiki
American Numismatic Society: Silver crown, Great Britain
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