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Coin - Crown, George III, Great Britain, 1820 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 863

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

A crown is a 5 shilling coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.152 g (Weight)

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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
DateEra: 1820 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Laureate head of the King facing right; below in small letters, the artist's name, PISTRUCCI; around GEORGIVS III D G BRITANNIARUM REX F D 1820
Reverse Description: At centre St. George, wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword, on horseback charging to right attacking a dragon lying below the horse with a broken lance in its side; in exergue in small letters, the artist's name, PISTRUCCI; encircling all, the Garter with motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
Edge Description: In raised lettering, DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LX.
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1820
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1820
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3787 Pages

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