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1804 George III Bank of England Silver Dollar

Although George III reigned for sixty years from 1760 to 1820, the only crowns issued were in the last three years of his reign, apart from Bank of England dollars issued as an emergency measure in 1804. The designs for both sides were engraved by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler.

There had been a persistent shortage of silver coins throughout most of George's reign, and these dollars were to replace counterstamped emergency money, which was prone to illicit copying. The complete overstamping was intended to deter and counter this. Although they are all dated 1804, they were issued every year until 1811, and occasionally, the dates of Spanish 8 Reales minted after 1804 can be discerned on these tokens. Also in 1811, the coins were revalued at 5s6d, to take account of the increase in the value of silver. They stayed at this value until they were withdrawn from circulation in 1817, by which time a massive silver recoinage had been undertaken.

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Technically speaking, these emergency issues were not coins, but tokens. By this method, Matthew Boulton and the Bank of England got round the legal technicalities of breaking the Royal Mint's monopoly on the issuing of legal tender precious metal coins.

Edge

The edge is plain, whilst maintaining a partial pattern in thanks to the 8 Real undertype.

Obverse

Draped ans laureate bust of George III facing right, the engravers initials C. H. K. in raised letters on the truncation beneath the neck:

GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX

Reverse

The reverse features Britannia, seated left, holding a branch and spear, with a beehive to the left, her left arm rests on a Union Flag decorated shield, on a cornucopia, all within a garter. The engraver's initial K appears in the triangular space between the sheld, cornucopia, and Britannia's dress.
The garter is surmounted by a castellated "crown" of five circular stone turrets. 
The legend reads:-

BANK OF ENGLAND 1804

The garter is inscribed:

FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR

Specification

MetalSilver
Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.75483
Fineness / Carat0.903
Obverse DesignerConrad Heinrich Küchler
Reverse DesignerConrad Heinrich Küchler
Issuing Monarch George III (1760-1820)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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aEFaEF£750.00Out of Stock
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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