• Obverse of 1817 George III Shilling
    1817 George III Shilling 'bull head' obverse by Benedetto Pistrucci
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  • 1817 George III Shilling crowned shield reverse
    1817 George III Shilling reverse with the crowned shilling design
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  • Obverse of 1817 George III Shilling
  • 1817 George III Shilling crowned shield reverse
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1817 Silver George III Bull Head Shilling

This shilling is one of the first shillings produced due to the Coinage Act of 1816, intended to reform the coinage so that it could be mass-produced cost-effectively and in enough quantity to resolve the coin shortage that had plagued Britain for nearly half a century. The machinery used to steam-mill the coins was provided by Matthew Boulton, of Birmingham, and was installed at the Royal Mint's new premises on Tower Hill, near the Mint's old premises within the Tower of London. These coins were a considerable qualitative improvement over the screw-milled issues of previous years.

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The size and dimensions of this of the New Coinage Shilling, introduced in 1816 lasted until 1990, although the metal content changed from sterling silver to 0.500 silver in 1920 and finally to cupro-nickel from 1947. In preparation for decimalisation in 1969, was renamed the 5p coin, which was reduced in size in 1990 to the diminutive 5p coin we know today.

Obverse

The obverse shows the 'Bull Head' portrait of King George III by Benedetto Pistrucci. 

Reverse

The Reverse of the Shilling shows the crowned shield design. 

Specification

MetalSilver
Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.1818
Fineness / Carat0.925 Sterling Silver
Obverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Reverse DesignerThomas Wyon
Issuing Monarch George III (1760-1820)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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EFEF£180.00Available
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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 £9. 

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.

 

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Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

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