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Coin - Halfcrown, George IV, Great Britain, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 936

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George IV (1820-1830), 1st. Issue

A halfcrown was current at 2 shillings and 6 pence
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.486 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), 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: 1821 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: Laureate head of the King facing left; below in small lettering the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); around, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Reverse Description: Crowned and garnished shield bearing the Royal arms with a rose below, a thistle at left and a shamrock at right; around below, ANNO 1821
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George IV, England, Great Britain, 1821
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1821
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Jean Merlen
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3807 Pages

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