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Information about reign: King George IV

CountryUnited Kingdom
From29 January 1820
To26 June 1830
Personal InformationKing George IV of the United Kingdom (1762 - 1830)
Description

George IV (George Augustus Frederick) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness.

The royal style of King George IV was "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 96 coins issued in reign: United Kingdom / King George IV
NameMintageEffigy
Halfcrown 1820 George IV 2,396,592 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1820 George IV unknown Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Half Sovereign 1821 231,288 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Crown 1821 437,976 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sixpence 1821 863,280 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfcrown 1821 1,435,104 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1821 9,405,114 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1821 2,463,000 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Crown 1822 124,929 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Penny 1822 (Maundy) 12,000 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1822 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1822 5,356,787 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Twopence 1822 (Maundy) 5,940 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Fourpence 1822 (Maundy) 2,970 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfcrown 1823 First Issue 2,003,760 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Two Pounds 1823 unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Half Sovereign 1823 224,280 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfcrown 1823 Second Issue 2,003,760 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Penny 1823 (Maundy) 13,000 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1823 (Maundy) 2,640 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1823 616,770 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Twopence 1823 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Fourpence 1823 (Maundy) 1,980 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1823 693,000 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Half Sovereign 1824 591,538 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sixpence 1824 633,600 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Halfcrown 1824 Second Issue 465,696 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfcrown 1824 Third Issue unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1824 (Maundy) 9,504 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1824 (Maundy) 2,112 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1824 3,767,904 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Twopence 1824 (Maundy) 3,168 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Fourpence 1824 (Maundy) 1,584 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1824 4,158,000 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1825 St George 4,200,343 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Two Pounds 1825 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Half Sovereign 1825 761,150 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sixpence 1825 483,120 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Crown 1825 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1825 1,075,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head)
Halfcrown 1825 2,258,784 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1825 (Maundy) 8,712 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1825 (Maundy) 3,432 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1825 Shield 4,200,343 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Twopence 1825 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfpenny 1825 215,040 Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head)
Fourpence 1825 (Maundy) 2,376 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1825 Second Reverse 2,459,000 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1825 Third Reverse 2,459,000 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Shilling 1826 6,352,000 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) 450 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Five Pounds 1826 (Proof only) 150 Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head)
Half Sovereign 1826 344,830 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Crown 1826 (Proof only) 150 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Sixpence 1826 Second Reverse 689,040 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sixpence 1826 Third Reverse 689,040 Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head)
Penny 1826 5,913,600 Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head)
Halfcrown 1826 2,189,088 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1826 (Maundy) 8,712 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1826 (Maundy) 3,432 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1826 5,724,196 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Twopence 1826 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfpenny 1826 9,031,630 Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head)
Fourpence 1826 (Maundy) 2,376 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1827 574,000 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Half Sovereign 1827 492,014 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Sixpence 1827 166,320 Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head)
Penny 1827 1,451,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head)
Penny 1827 (Maundy) 7,920 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1827 (Maundy) 3,168 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1827 2,266,629 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Twopence 1827 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Halfpenny 1827 5,376,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head)
Fourpence 1827 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Half Sovereign 1828 1,244,745 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Sixpence 1828 15,840 Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head)
Halfcrown 1828 49,890 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1828 (Maundy) 7,920 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1828 (Maundy) 3,168 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1828 386,182 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Twopence 1828 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Fourpence 1828 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Shilling 1829 879,000 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Sixpence 1829 403,920 Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head)
Halfcrown 1829 508,464 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1829 (Maundy) 7,920 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1829 (Maundy) 3,168 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1829 2,444,652 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Twopence 1829 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Fourpence 1829 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Sovereign 1830 George IV 2,387,881 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen
Penny 1830 (Maundy) 7,920 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Threepence 1830 (Maundy) 3,168 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Twopence 1830 (Maundy) 3,960 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Fourpence 1830 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)