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Coin type: Sixpence George IV First Issue
Description

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).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Year produced1821 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerWilliam Wesley Pole
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
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
Sixpence George IV First Issue: Photos

Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
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Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1821
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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List of 1 coins of type: Sixpence George IV First Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1821 863,280 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
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