United Kingdom: Coin Type Sixpence George IV First Issue - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Sixpence George IV First Issue (issued 1821 - 1821)
Coin TypeSixpence George IV First Issue

This sixpence type was struck in 1821 only. Its design is the same as the shilling 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 (0.0841 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

Crowned garnished shield bearing the royal arms surrounded by a rose, thistle and shamrock; in tiny letters at the centre of the shamrock leaves, the artist's initials, W.W.P. (William Wesley Pole); around below, ANNO and the date.

Reverse InscriptionANNO 1821
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Sixpence George IV First Issue: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence
From1821
To1821
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerWilliam Wesley Pole
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
Sixpence George IV First Issue: Photos
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Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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