Detailed information about Coin: Penny 1817 (Silver, circulating) from United Kingdom
There were two forms of the silver penny, the currency issue like this piece (with a duller surface), and a special piece for the Maundy Thursday ceremonies - both with numeral 1 on the reverse but the Maundy issues have a proof-like finish.
Apart from the surface quality, they are indistinguishable. For the purpose of completeness though, the Maundy coins are listed separately in the Non Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) section.
Some catalogues do not recognise the existence of these circulating coins and list olny Maundy silver pennies of this year.
|Country||United Kingdom||Currency||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)|
|Face value||1 (x Penny)||Type||Penny (Silver, circulating)|
|Year||1817||Current||No (demonetised 1971)|
|Monarch||King George III||Effigy||Small Head|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
Laureate head of King George III facing right; below, the date 1817; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.
|Obverse inscription||GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1817|
At centre a numeral 1 with a large crown above; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: (the top of the crown divides the legend).
1 BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:
Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Great Britain KM# 668|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mint|
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