½ Crown - George III 2nd portrait

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George III (1760-1820)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1817-1820
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1969
Number N# 13169
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References KM# 672,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 3789
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Second laureate bust of King George III right, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA
1819

Translation: George the Third by the Grace of God

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Reverse

Crowned and quartered ornate shield of arms overlaid with smaller shield in centre, all within Royal Garter, legend around.

Lettering:
BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:
HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE ·

Translation:
King of the Britains Defender of the Faith
Shame on he who thinks evil of it

Engraver: Thomas Wyon

Thomas Wyon the younger was an English medallist and chief engraver at the Royal Mint.

Edge

Plain and reeded types exist

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 5/11 troy ounce (218.2 grains).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1817  8 092 600 $ 7.19 $ 15 $ 35 38% mintage incl. KM#667
1817  0.4% plain edge; Proof
1817  0% Proof
1818  2 905 000 $ 28 30%
1818  0.4% Proof
1819  4 790 000 $ 25 $ 39 41%
1819  0% Proof
1820  2 396 500 6% mintage incl. KM#676
1820  0.8% plain edge; Proof
1820  0% Proof

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