|Coin Type||Shilling George III|
This shilling type was struck between 1816 and 1820 and features the bust of George III, by then subject to the regency of his son the Prince of Wales. Its design is the same as the sixpence coin issued at the same time; they only differ by their size and weight (the sixpence is exactly half the weight of the shilling).
Composition: 0.925 silver (0.1682 oz ASW).
Laureate head of King George III facing right; around, GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D :; below, the date.
|Obverse Inscription||GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : [year]|
Crowned and garnished shield bearing royal Arms within the Garter with motto HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE.
"Honi soit qui mal y pense" is an Anglo-Norman maxim which means "Shame on whosoever would think badly of it," or "May he be shamed who thinks badly of it". Its literal translation from Old French is "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it."
|Reverse Inscription||HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE|
|Shilling 1816||unknown||Small Head||GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1816|
|Shilling 1817||23,031,360||Small Head||GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1817|
|Shilling 1818||1,342,440||Small Head||GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1818|
|Shilling 1819||7,595,280||Small Head||GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1819|
|Shilling 1820 George III||7,975,440||Small Head||GEOR : III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D : 1820|