United Kingdom: Coin Type Shilling George IV Second Issue - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Shilling George IV Second Issue (issued 1823 - 1825)
Coin TypeShilling George IV Second Issue

This shilling type was struck between 1823 and 1825 only. Its design is the same as the sixpence coin issued between 1824 and 1826; 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).

Obverse

Laureate head of King George IV facing left; below, the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); around, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Obverse InscriptionGEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse

Within the Garter with motto, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, a crowned square shield bearing the royal arms; around below, ANNO and the date.

"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 InscriptionHONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE ANNO [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Shilling George IV Second Issue: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling
From1823
To1825
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)5.6552
Shilling George IV Second Issue: Photos
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Coin - Shilling, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
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Coin - Shilling, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
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