1818 George III Crown

Coin Edge: Inscribed Edge

Grades: Extremely Fine

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As part of the "great re-coinage" of 1816, a new range of silver coins was introduced to Britain.

From 1816, the Half Crown, Shilling and Sixpence were introduced, while the Full Silver Crown, with the St George & the Dragon image on the reverse, was first introduced in 1818.

This coin depicts King George with the laureate head on the obverse and St George and the Dragon within the garter.

The edge has a raised inscription which is generally inscribed with: ANNO REGNI LIX DECUS ET TUTAMEN (59th year of reign with honour and security).

Different variations are available of this coin with edge inscription errors.

This variation is LIX, beautifully toned, 8 over 8 and a good EF grade. (grading however, if not encapsulated and graded by official organisations, is of personal opinions so please decide yourself)

If you are to look closely in detail, it is visible to see a small thin tail on the Q of QUI, with the order of the garter noticeably double-stuck.

A rare example indeed.

weight 28.2 g