Coin - Emergency Half-Dollar, George III (oval stamp), Great Britain, 1797-1804 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 846

Silver Emergency coin; Denomination: Half-Dollar
George III (1760-1820)

Counterstamped Spanish 4 Real coin issued by Treasury with a value of 2 shillings 4 1/2 pence to supplement a deficiency in British silver coins (Grueber p. 150). The original coin a 1792 MF 4 Real from the Madrid Mint, Spain (KM#431.1)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.323 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Treasury Issue
DateEra: 1797-1804
Denomination: Emergency 1/2 Dollar
Obverse Description: At the centre of the original coin obverse a small oval counterstamp bearing a laureate bust of George III facing right. The original coin has a laureate and draped bust of Charles IV facing right; around, CAROLUS IIII DEI G 1792
Reverse Description: Crowned shield quartered with lions and castles dividing R 4 and crowned M MF; around HISPANIARUM REX
Edge Description: raised circles and rectangles
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Bank of England, England, Great Britain, 1797-1804
Person Depicted: King George III, England, Great Britain
Person Depicted: King Carlos IV, Spain
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2767 Pages

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