• Obverse of 1817 George III Halfcrown - Large Bust
  • Reverse of 1817 George III Halfcrown - Large Bust
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1817 Silver Half Crown George III

George III halfcrowns were issued from 1816 to 1820. There were two different types, each of which used a different portrait paired with its own reverse design.

The last few years of George III's reign saw a complete revision of the British coinage. For some two or three decades, there had been a shortage of small change, and only sporadic production of many denominations.

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.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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Please see our history of the Halfcrown article for more information.


Smaller laureate head of George III facing right, with larger lettering.



A larger shield within a garter, with a plainer crown and bearing the inscription:


The shield is quartered with a central crowned shield shaped inescutcheon, larger than the first type with a larger, plainer crown. The garter is not 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.

The legend reads:



Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.42
Fineness / Carat0.925 Sterling
Obverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George III (1760-1820)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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VFVF£110.00Out 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 precious metal 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.

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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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