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Coin - Halfcrown, George IV, Great Britain, 1825 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 940

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George IV (1820-1830), 3rd. 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: 13.597 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Mint, London, William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1825 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; around, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA; below, 1825
Reverse Description: At centre garnished shield bearing the Royal arms surmounted by a crowned helmet and with lambrequins; below on a scroll the motto of the Garter, DIEU ET MON DROIT; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George IV, England, Great Britain, 1825
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1825
Artist: William Wyon - 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 3809 Pages

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