Detailed information about Coin: Fourpence 1847 from United Kingdom
The groat is a fourpence coin. Circulation issue groats (like this one) had the Britannia reverse; Maundy Groats did not.
1847 fourpence coins are only listed as 1847/6 (overdate only). Remick's Guide and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 does not list mintage for them but says they are "extremely rare".
|Country||United Kingdom||Currency||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)|
|Face value||4 (x Penny)||Type||Fourpence|
|Year||1847||Current||No (demonetised 1955)|
|Material||0.925 Silver||Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Monarch||Queen Victoria||Effigy||Portrait by William Wyon (Young head)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
Head of Queen Victoria facing left, ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:.
|Obverse inscription||VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:|
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 1847.
FOUR PENCE 1847
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Great Britain KM# 731.1|
|Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom||3913|
|Museums Victoria Collections||2016||Coin description|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mint|
|Rotographic, Collectors Coins Great Britain 1760 - 1970||Mintage|
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