|Coin Type||Six Shillings|
Overstruck Spanish American 8 Real coin issued to supplement a deficiency in British silver coins. The coins were struck by the Soho Mint, Birmingham between 1804 and 1811, though all bear the date 1804. They were withdrawn in 1817-1818.
Proofs were also stuck on specially prepared flans, so these do not show a ghost of a host coin unlike many of the circulation coins.
Laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX.
|Obverse Inscription||GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX|
Hibernia (or, wrongly, Britannia according to some sources) seated facing left, her left arm rests on a harp; around, BANK OF IRELAND TOKEN SIX SHILLINGS; below, the date 1804.
|Reverse Inscription||BANK OF IRELAND TOKEN SIX SHILLINGS 1804|