The 1816 Silver George III Half Crown
This historic George III half crown is struck in 0.925 sterling silver and features a right-facing bust of George III on the obverse and a crowned shield with the Royal Coat of Arms on the 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.
|Fineness / Carat
|George III (1760-1820)
|Mint / Brand
|The Royal Mint
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