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Information about reign: King George III

CountryUnited Kingdom
From1 January 1801
To29 January 1820
Personal InformationKing George III of the United Kingdom (1738 - 1820)
Description

George III (George William Frederick) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814.

The royal style of King George III as King of the United Kingdom (after 1801) was:

"By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, Arch-treasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg".

This reflected the United Kingdom created by the Acts of Union 1800 and shed the more than 300-year-old pretense to the throne of France. In 1814, it was changed to:

"By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, King of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg".

List of 77 coins issued in reign: United Kingdom / King George III
NameMintageEffigy
Half Guinea 1801 unknown Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head)
Third Guinea 1801 unknown Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head)
Half Guinea 1802 unknown Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head)
Third Guinea 1802 unknown Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head)
Half Guinea 1803 unknown Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head)
Third Guinea 1803 unknown Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head)
Half Guinea 1804 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1804 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Five Shillings 1804 unknown Second laureate bust by Conrad Küchler
Half Guinea 1805 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Half Guinea 1806 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1806 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Penny 1806 unknown Laureate head by Conrad Küchler
Halfpenny 1806 unknown Laureate head by Conrad Küchler
Penny 1807 unknown Laureate head by Conrad Küchler
Halfpenny 1807 unknown Laureate head by Conrad Küchler
Half Guinea 1808 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1808 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Penny 1808 (Proof only) 1 Laureate head by Conrad Küchler
Half Guinea 1809 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1809 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Half Guinea 1810 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1810 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Half Guinea 1811 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1811 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Guinea 1813 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Half Guinea 1813 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Third Guinea 1813 unknown Seventh Head (Military Portrait)
Sixpence 1816 unknown Small Head
Halfcrown 1816 unknown Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head)
Shilling 1816 unknown Small Head
Half Sovereign 1817 2,080,197 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Sixpence 1817 10,921,680 Small Head
Halfcrown 1817 Large Head 8,092,656 Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head)
Halfcrown 1817 Small Head 8,092,656 Small Head
Penny 1817 (Silver, circulating) unknown Small Head
Penny 1817 (Maundy) 10,000 Small Head
Threepence 1817 (Circulating) unknown Small Head
Threepence 1817 (Maundy) 1,584 Small Head
Sovereign 1817 3,235,239 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Twopence 1817 (Circulating) unknown Small Head
Twopence 1817 (Maundy) 2,376 Small Head
Fourpence 1817 (Maundy) 1,386 Small Head
Shilling 1817 23,031,360 Small Head
Half Sovereign 1818 1,030,286 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Sixpence 1818 4,284,720 Small Head
Crown 1818 155,232 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Halfcrown 1818 2,905,056 Small Head
Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating) unknown Small Head
Penny 1818 (Maundy) 9,504 Small Head
Threepence 1818 (Circulating) unknown Small Head
Threepence 1818 (Maundy) 1,584 Small Head
Sovereign 1818 2,347,230 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Twopence 1818 (Circulating) unknown Small Head
Twopence 1818 (Maundy) 2,376 Small Head
Fourpence 1818 (Maundy) 1,188 Small Head
Shilling 1818 1,342,440 Small Head
Sixpence 1819 4,712,400 Small Head
Crown 1819 683,496 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Halfcrown 1819 4,790,016 Small Head
Sovereign 1819 3,574 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Shilling 1819 7,595,280 Small Head
Halfcrown 1820 George III 2,396,592 Small Head
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) 60 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) unknown Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Half Sovereign 1820 35,043 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Sixpence 1820 1,488,960 Small Head
Crown 1820 448,272 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Penny 1820 (Silver, circulating) unknown Small Head
Penny 1820 (Maundy) 7,920 Small Head
Threepence 1820 (Circulating) unknown Small Head
Threepence 1820 (Maundy) 1,320 Small Head
Twopence 1820 (Circulating) unknown Small Head
Sovereign 1820 931,994 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head)
Twopence 1820 (Maundy) 1,584 Small Head
Fourpence 1820 (Maundy) 990 Small Head
Shilling 1820 George III 7,975,440 Small Head