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Coin: Crown 1826 (Proof only)
Description

The edge lettering reads "DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO." (An ornament and a guard. Regnal year 7.). Proof only.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Shield)
Year1826 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage150 (150)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 150 (150)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchKing George IV EffigyPortrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Bare head of King George IV facing left; around, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA; below, 1826.

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Reverse

At centre garnished shield bearing the Royal arms surmounted by a crowned helmet and with lambrequins; below on a scroll the motto of the Garter, DIEU ET MON DROIT; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

Reverse inscription

DIEU ET MON DROIT BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

EdgeInscribed (raised lettering) Edge inscription

DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO.

Notes

This rare crown is not listed in Davenport; perhaps he dismissed it as a pattern.

Crown 1826 (Proof only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
LVIII on edge unknown (included in main number)
Crown 1826 (Proof only): Photos
Crown 1826 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1826 crown
Great Britain 1826 crown
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Crown 1826 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1826 crown
Great Britain 1826 crown
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Crown 1826 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 699
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3806
Crown 1826 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties LVIII on edge
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Crown 1826 (Proof only): Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1826 George IV British Silver "Bare Head" Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1826 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Great Britain 1826 crown - CoinFactsWiki
List of all (45) coins of type: United Kingdom / Crown
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