Sixpence 1790 (Pattern), Coin from Great Britain - detailed information

Sixpence 1790 (Pattern), Coin from Great Britain
CoinSixpence 1790 (Pattern)

This was a pattern by the Soho Mint, designed by Jean-Pierre Droz, which was eventually not selected for mass production.

MintSoho Mint Mintageunknown
Obverse
Great Britain / Sixpence 1790 (Pattern) - obverse photo

Within an open olive wreath, a crowned monogram GR (for Georgius Rex, from Latin: George, King).

Obverse Inscription GR
Reverse
Great Britain / Sixpence 1790 (Pattern) - reverse photo

Britannia, draped, seated on globe facing left holding spear and olive branch; resting at right, oval shield bearing the crosses of St. George ans St. Andrew; around, BRITANNIA 1790.

Reverse Inscription BRITANNIA 1790
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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Sixpence 1790 (Pattern): Details
CountryGreat Britain
CurrencyPound Sterling (Great Britain)
PeriodPound Sterling (1707 - 1801)
Coin TypeSixpence (Pattern)
Issued1790
MonarchKing George III
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown
CurrentNo
MaterialSilver
DesignerJean-Pierre Droz
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)2.6640
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Sixpence 1790 (Pattern): Photos
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Pattern Coin - Sixpence, George III, Great Britain, 1790
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Pattern Coin - Sixpence, George III, Great Britain, 1790
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