Information about effigy: King George III of the United Kingdom / Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head)
|Person||King George III of the United Kingdom|
The massive recoinage programme by the Royal Mint in 1816 necessitated a new effigy of the monarch. Pistrucci's initial portrait of King George III has become known to collectors as the "bull-head George". He could not engrave it from life since King George III was insane.
The design met such public hostility that it was withdrawn and replaced with a new one the next year.
|United Kingdom||Halfcrown 1816||1816||unknown|
|United Kingdom||Halfcrown 1817 Large Head||1817||8,092,656|