1819 George III crown featuring Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon reverse.
In 1816, the Royal Mint was moved from the Tower of London to a new site nearby on Tower Hill, where it remained until shortly before decimalisation in 1971. New steam powered coinage presses were introduced, these had been pioneered by Matthew Boulton and James Watt at their Soho, Birmingham works, and were capable of producing higher quality coins more efficiently than the previous presses, which were largely hand operated.
Large laureate bust of George III facing right, with larger lettering.
The obverse inscription on both types reads:
GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA
A shield within a garter which bears the inscription "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE", with a crown. The shield is quartered with a central crowned shield shaped inescutcheon, larger than the first type with a larger, plainer crown. The garter is enclosed by a decorative border.
There is no St. George and dragon, which is replaced by a buckle of the garter, and the legend lettering is larger.
|Issuing Monarch||George III (1760-1820)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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