1831 William IV Silver Sixpence
This 1831 sixpence features the William Wyon portrait of King William IV. The reverse was designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen and shows the royal crown surrounded by an oak wreath
The silver coin is struck from 0.925 fine silver and has a reeded edge.
As of September 2021 the coin in the photographs is the gVF cleaned coin that we have in stock.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.
William IV Sixpence
Known as the 'Sailor King' William IV had not expected to become King and pursued an active career in the Royal Navy, during which which he served during the American War of Independence as a midshipman and took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent.
Following active service in the Royal Navy, he then became an active member of the House of Lords upon being 'elevated' to the peerage. His elder brothers George IV and Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany predeceased him without leaving legitimate surviving issue, leaving him to inherit the throne in 1830 and reign as King for 7 years prior to the ascension of his niece, Victoria.
The obverse depicts a bare head potrait of King William IV by William Wyon. The inscription reads:
GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
This means "William IV by the Grace of God King of Britain Defender of the Faith".
The reverse was designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen and shows the royal crown, with 'SIX PENCE' below. This is surrounded by an oak wreath, which features a bow at the botton, with the date below.
|Jean Baptiste Merlen
|William IV (1830-1837)
|Out Of Stock
|10 January 2022
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