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Coin: Fourpence 1837
Description

The groat is a fourpence coin. This denomination was re-introduced for circulation in 1836 at recommendation of Joseph Hume and nick-named after him "Joeys". Circulation issue groats had the Britannia reverse; Maundy Groats did not.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value4 (x Penny) TypeFourpence
Year1837 CurrentNo (demonetised 1955)
Mintage962,280 (962280)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 962,280 (962280) No mint mark
Material0.925 Silver DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
MonarchKing William IV EffigyPortrait by William Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.8900
Obverse

Bare head of King William IV facing right; around, GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:.

Obverse inscription GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Reverse

Figure of Britannia, draped and wearing helmet, seated facing right holding trident and resting right hand on an oval shield which bears the crosses of the Union flag; around, FOUR PENCE; in exergue, the date 1837.

Reverse inscription

FOUR PENCE 1837

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Fourpence 1837: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof (Plain edge) unknown
Proof (Milled edge) unknown
Fourpence 1837: Photos
Fourpence 1837: Photo Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837
Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837
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Fourpence 1837: Photo Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837
Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Fourpence 1837: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 723
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3837
Fourpence 1837: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum 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 Proof
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs (Plain and Milled edge)
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Fourpence 1837: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837 American Numismatic Society: Silver groat, Great Britain
List of all (23) coins of type: United Kingdom / Fourpence
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Fourpence 1854 Fourpence 1855 Fourpence 1857 (Proof only) Fourpence 1858 (Proof only) Fourpence 1888