|Coin Type||Sixpence 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).
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 Inscription||GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:|
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 Inscription||ANNO 1821|