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Coin - Half-Sovereign, George IV, Great Britain, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 930

Gold coin; Denomination: Half-Sovereign
Royal Mint, London
George IV (1820-1830), 1st. Issue

A half-sovereign was current at 10 shillings
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.988 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: 1821 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
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; around, ANNO 1821
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King George IV, England, Great Britain, 1821
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1821
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3802 Pages

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