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Coin: Crown 1821
Description

The edge lettering reads either "DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI SECUNDO." (An ornament and a guard. Regnal year 2.) or "DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI TERTIO." (Regnal year 3).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (St George)
Year1821 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage437,976 (437976)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 437,976 (437976)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing George IV EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Laureate head of the King facing left; below in small letters 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

St. George, wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword, on horseback attacking to right, below the front of the horse a fallen dragon; in small letters at right side of exergue line the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1821.

Reverse inscription

1821

EdgeInscribed (raised lettering) Edge inscription

DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI SECUNDO.

Crown 1821: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
TERTIO (Proof only) unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
SECUNDO (Proof) unknown (included in main number)
Crown 1821: Photos
Crown 1821: Photo Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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Crown 1821: Photo Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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Crown 1821: Photo Great Britain 1821 crown
Great Britain 1821 crown
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Crown 1821: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 680.1 (SECUNDO on edge)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3805
Davenport104
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 680.2 (TERTIO on edge)
Crown 1821: 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 TERTIO and SECUNDO proofs
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Crown 1821: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1821 George IV British Silver "Laureate Head" Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1821: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1821 Great Britain 1821 crown - CoinFactsWiki
American Numismatic Society: Silver crown, London (England)
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