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Coin: Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating)
Description

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.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (Silver, circulating)
Year1818 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.925 Silver Designer(unknown)
MonarchKing George III EffigySmall Head
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)0.4700
Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; below, the date 1818; around, GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA.

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1818
Reverse

At centre a numeral 1 with a large crown above; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: (the top of the crown divides the legend).

Reverse inscription

1 BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Spink only lists Maundy coins in this year.

Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating): Photos
Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating): Photo Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating): Photo Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1818
Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 668
Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Penny, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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