United Kingdom: Coin Fourpence 1837 (William IV) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Fourpence 1837 (William IV)
CoinFourpence 1837 (William IV)

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 1837 (William IV) - 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 1837 (William IV) - 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 1837.

Reverse Inscription FOUR PENCE 1837
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Fourpence 1837 (William IV): Known varieties
Variety Proof (Plain edge)
Mintage unknown
Variety Proof (Milled edge)
Mintage unknown
Fourpence 1837 (William IV): References to Information Used
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 1837 (William IV): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeFourpence
Issued1837
MonarchKing William IV
EffigyPortrait by William Wyon
Face Value4 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1955)
Mintage962,280
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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Fourpence 1837 (William IV): Photos
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William IV, Silver Groat, 1837
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William IV, Silver Groat, 1837
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Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837
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Coin - Groat, William IV, Great Britain, 1837
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Fourpence 1837 (William IV): Catalogue Reference IDs