Crown (Pattern), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Crown (Pattern), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1817 - 1817)
Coin TypeCrown (Pattern)

The British Crown coin, the successor to the English Crown and the Scottish Dollar, came into being with the Union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland in 1707. As with the English coin, the value of the denomination was five shillings, or sixty pence.

Always a heavy silver coin weighing about one ounce, during the 19th and 20th centuries the Crown declined from being a real means of exchange to being a coin rarely spent and minted for commemorative purposes only. In that format it has continued to be minted, even following decimalisation of the British currency in 1971.

From time to time, some patterns were considered but not approved for actual minting and release into circulation; these are listed below.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgeEdge Inscription
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Crown (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
From1817
To1817
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size
Mass