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Coin: Penny 1806
Description

Part of the "Fourth Issue" copper coinage of King George III.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (Britannia, first design)
Year1806 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Soho Mint SOHO unknown
MaterialCopper DesignerConrad Heinrich Küchler
MonarchKing George III EffigyLaureate head by Conrad Küchler
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)35 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)18.8760
Obverse

Laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III · D : G · REX.; below, the date 1806. On neck truncation a tiny letter K - the designer's initial (for [Conrad Heinrich] Küchler).

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS III · D : G · REX. 1806
Reverse

Figure of Britannia seated on a rock, facing left, holding a trident and extending an olive branch; a shield decorated with the British flag rests against the rock at right; background left, a sailing ship; around above, BRITANNIA. The mint name, SOHO on right end of rock. At the foot of Britannia's trident, between its shaft and the shield, a tiny letter K - the designer's initial (for [Conrad Heinrich] Küchler).

Reverse inscription

BRITANNIA

EdgeSecurity groove (grained) Edge inscription

None

Penny 1806: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Bronze plated proof unknown
Gilt proof unknown
No incuse hair curl unknown
Silver proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Penny 1806: Photos
Penny 1806: Photo Great Britain 1806 penny
Great Britain 1806 penny
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Penny 1806: Photo Great Britain 1806 penny
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Penny 1806: Photo Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1806
Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1806
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Penny 1806: Photo Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1806
Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1806
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Penny 1806: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 663
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3780
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain 663a (Bronze plated), 663b (Gilt)
Penny 1806: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties No incuse hair curl
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties No incuse hair curl, Proofs
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Design
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 History
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Penny 1806: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1806 Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1806
Great Britain 1806 penny - CoinFactsWiki
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