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Coin - Groat, George III, Great Britain, 1792 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26075

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Royal Mint, London
George III (1760-1820)

A groat is a fourpence coin. this issue called "Wire Money" because of the thin numerals on the reverse. Grueber (p.151) considers these to be Maundy Money but Skingley (p.404-406) seems to only consider them to be Maundy issues if part of a Maundy set - 4d., 3d., 2d. and 1d all of the same date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.948 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: maundy money, georgivs iii rex 1792
Themes this item is part of: 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
Series: Maundy
DateEra: 1742 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: At centre a numeral 4 with a small crown above and the date 1792 below; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1792
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1792
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3751 Pages

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