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PersonKing William IV of the United Kingdom
Year1830
Description

Portrait by William Wyon ("Bare head" design).

William Wyon RA (1795 in Birmingham - 29 October 1851), was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

The name of William Wyon is well known among coin and medal collectors because of his prodigious output and artistic skill. He designed the effigy of William IV in 1830, working from the bust by Sir Francis Chantrey, and "The Young Head", which graced Victoria's coinage from 1838 to 1860 on the pennies and the rest of the coinage until 1887.

Portrait by William Wyon: Photos

Coin - Sovereign, William IV, Great Britain, 1832
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Justine Philip
Notes: Gold.
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Coin - Shilling, William IV, Great Britain, 1834
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Justine Philip
Notes: Silver.
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Coin - Penny, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author: Justine Philip
Notes: Copper (Proof).
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List of 67 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by William Wyon
CountryNameYearMintage
United Kingdom Sovereign 1830 William IV 1830 unknown
United Kingdom Sovereign 1831 1831 598,697
United Kingdom Five Pounds 1831 (Pattern) 1831 unknown
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1831 (Proof only) 1831 unknown
United Kingdom Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only) 1831 225
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1831 (Proof only) 1831 unknown
United Kingdom Shilling 1831 (Proof only) 1831 unknown
United Kingdom Sixpence 1831 1831 1,340,195
United Kingdom Fourpence 1831 (Maundy) 1831 3,564
United Kingdom Threepence 1831 (Maundy) 1831 3,960
United Kingdom Twopence 1831 (Maundy) 1831 4,752
United Kingdom Penny 1831 (Maundy) 1831 10,000
United Kingdom Sovereign 1832 1832 3,737,065
United Kingdom Fourpence 1832 (Maundy) 1832 2,574
United Kingdom Threepence 1832 (Maundy) 1832 2,904
United Kingdom Twopence 1832 (Maundy) 1832 3,564
United Kingdom Penny 1832 (Maundy) 1832 8,712
United Kingdom Sovereign 1833 1833 1,225,269
United Kingdom Fourpence 1833 (Maundy) 1833 2,574
United Kingdom Threepence 1833 (Maundy) 1833 2,904
United Kingdom Twopence 1833 (Maundy) 1833 3,564
United Kingdom Penny 1833 (Maundy) 1833 8,712
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1834 1834 133,899
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1834 1834 993,168
United Kingdom Shilling 1834 1834 3,223,000
United Kingdom Sixpence 1834 1834 5,892,480
United Kingdom Threepence 1834 (Circulating) 1834 401,016
United Kingdom Fourpence 1834 (Maundy) 1834 2,574
United Kingdom Threepence 1834 (Maundy) 1834 2,904
United Kingdom Twopence 1834 (Maundy) 1834 3,564
United Kingdom Three Halfpence 1834 1834 800,000
United Kingdom Penny 1834 (Maundy) 1834 8,712
United Kingdom Sovereign 1835 1835 723,441
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1835 1835 772,554
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1835 1835 281,952
United Kingdom Shilling 1835 1835 1,449,000
United Kingdom Sixpence 1835 1835 1,555,320
United Kingdom Threepence 1835 (Circulating) 1835 491,040
United Kingdom Fourpence 1835 (Maundy) 1835 2,574
United Kingdom Threepence 1835 (Maundy) 1835 2,904
United Kingdom Twopence 1835 (Maundy) 1835 3,564
United Kingdom Three Halfpence 1835 1835 634,000
United Kingdom Penny 1835 (Maundy) 1835 8,712
United Kingdom Sovereign 1836 1836 1,714,349
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1836 1836 146,865
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1836 1836 1,588,752
United Kingdom Shilling 1836 1836 3,568,000
United Kingdom Sixpence 1836 1836 1,987,920
United Kingdom Fourpence 1836 1836 4,253,040
United Kingdom Threepence 1836 (Circulating) 1836 411,840
United Kingdom Fourpence 1836 (Maundy) 1836 2,574
United Kingdom Threepence 1836 (Maundy) 1836 2,904
United Kingdom Twopence 1836 (Maundy) 1836 3,564
United Kingdom Three Halfpence 1836 1836 158,000
United Kingdom Penny 1836 (Maundy) 1836 8,712
United Kingdom Sovereign 1837 1837 1,172,984
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1837 1837 160,207
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1837 1837 150,526
United Kingdom Shilling 1837 1837 479,000
United Kingdom Sixpence 1837 1837 506,880
United Kingdom Fourpence 1837 1837 962,280
United Kingdom Threepence 1837 (Circulating) 1837 42,768
United Kingdom Fourpence 1837 (Maundy) 1837 2,574
United Kingdom Threepence 1837 (Maundy) 1837 2,904
United Kingdom Twopence 1837 (Maundy) 1837 3,564
United Kingdom Three Halfpence 1837 1837 31,000
United Kingdom Penny 1837 (Maundy) 1837 8,712
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