United Kingdom: Coin Fourpence 1836 - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Fourpence 1836
CoinFourpence 1836

The groat is a fourpence coin. This denomination was re-introduced for circulation in 1836 at recommendation of Joseph Hume and nick-named after him "Joeys". Circulation issue groats had the Britannia reverse; Maundy Groats did not.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Fourpence 1836 - obverse photo

Bare head of King William IV facing right; around, GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:.

Obverse Inscription GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fourpence 1836 - reverse photo

Figure of Britannia, draped and wearing helmet, seated facing right holding trident and resting right hand on an oval shield which bears the crosses of the Union flag; around, FOUR PENCE; in exergue, the date 1836.

Reverse Inscription FOUR PENCE 1836
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Fourpence 1836: Known varieties
Variety Proof (Plain edge)
Mintage unknown
Variety Proof (Milled edge)
Mintage unknown
Variety Gold proof
Mintage unknown
Fourpence 1836: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs (Plain and Milled edge, Gold)
All (24) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Fourpence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fourpence 1836 4,253,040 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Fourpence 1837 (William IV) 962,280 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Fourpence 1837 (Victoria, Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1838 2,150,280 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1839 1,461,240 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1840 1,496,880 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1841 344,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1842 724,680 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1843 1,817,640 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1844 855,360 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1845 914,760 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1846 1,366,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1847 226,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1848 712,800 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1849 380,160 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1851 31,300 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1852 unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1853 11,880 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1854 1,096,613 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1855 646,041 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1857 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1858 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1862 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1888 120,000 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1836: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeFourpence
Issued1836
MonarchKing William IV
EffigyPortrait by William Wyon
Face Value4 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1955)
Mintage4,253,040 (4.3 million)
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)1.8900
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Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1836
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Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1836
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Great Britain 1836 4 pence
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Great Britain 1836 4 pence
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