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

Crown (St George), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1818 - 1902)
Coin TypeCrown (St George)

The St. George and the dragon reverse, introduced in 1818, proved an immediate success and is still in use. In 1817, the coinage was reformed and the mint reorganized. Modern equipment was installed and all the old, worn, clipped and counterfeit coinage called in and reminted. Henceforth, each denomination was issued annually instead of spasmodically; it is considered the beginning of modern coinage in Britain.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch
Reverse

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, the date.

Reverse Inscription [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Crown (St George) - (17) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Crown 1821 437,976 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1822 124,929 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1887 274,665 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1888 131,899 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1889 1,807,223 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1890 997,862 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1891 566,394 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1892 451,334 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1893 499,157 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1894 144,906 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1895 252,862 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1896 317,599 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1897 252,118 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1898 161,450 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1899 166,300 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1900 353,356 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1902 271,143 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
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Crown (St George): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofCrown
From1818
To1902
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size39.000 mm
Mass28.276 g
Crown (St George): Photos
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Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1822
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Notes: Common reverse (1821 - 1902).
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Coin - Crown, George IV, Great Britain, 1822
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Notes: King George III (1821 - 1822).
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Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887
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Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1897
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Coin - Crown, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902).
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