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Coin - Shilling, George I, Great Britain, 1718 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 694

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: shilling (12 pence)
Royal Mint, London
George I (1714-1727)

The roses and plumes on the reverse record that this coin was struck with silver supplied from mines in Wales and the South of England. The title Fidei Defensor abbreviated to F.D. (Defender of the Faith) occurs for the first time on the British coinage under George I. The abbreviated titles on the reverse expand to: Brunsvicensis et Lunenburgensis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurarius et Elector. These titles remain on the British coinage until the new coinage of 1816 under George III.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.960 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1718 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of George I facing right; around, GEORGIVS D G M BR FR ET HIB REX F D (translation: George I by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith).
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Dutchy of Brunswick and Luneburg, arranged in the form of a cross, in the centre, the Star of the Garter; in the angles roses and plumes; around, BRVN ET L DVX S R I A TH ET EL 1718, the date is divided by a crown. (translation: Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire)
Edge Description: diagonal milling, ///
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3645 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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