This is an 1825 George IV silver sixpence. Three reverse designs were used George IV sixpences during his reign; the crown garnished shield, crowned shield with the Order of the Garter, and the lion on top of a crown. This coin shows the crowned shield of arms.
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George IV was a lavish King. His lifestyle was different to that of his father, George III, and the King crown.
Laureate portrait of George IV facing left, with the inscription:
'Georgius IIII D.G. Britanniar Rex F.D.'
Which translates as:
George IIII, by the Grace of God, King of Britain, Defender of the Faith
The reverse shows a crowned coat of arms, surrounded by the Order of the Garter. The legend reads:
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Issuing Monarch||George IV (1820-1830)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aEF||gVF||£245.00||Out Of Stock|
|22 June 2021||aEF||gVF||£245.00|
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