1723 Shilling – George I


The 1723 Shilling - George I

There are at least 6 variants of this coin, which include first and second bust.

The Reverse shows crowned cruciform shields, Gartner star in centre and SSC in angles. The SSC shows that the silver came from the South Sea Company.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George I.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1723 ?
Monarch is King George I. Prime Minister is Robert Walpole (Whig).
George I (1714-1727)
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com (wikipedia)George I was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698. He was born in Hanover and was second-cousiin to Queen Anne, so it was only the banning of Catholics taking the throne which allowed him to become King.

During George's reign, more power was ceeded to Parliament and Sir Robert Walpole was probably the first de-facto Prime Minister. George was succeeded by his son, George II.

The regnal years for George I coins were:
1716:SECVNDO; 1717:TERTIO; 1718:QUINTO; 1720:SEXTO; 1723:DECIMO; 1726:DECIMO TERTIO.
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Shillings page on eBay UK

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1723 King George I Silver Shilling Coin SSC Fine
1723 King George I Silver Shilling Coin SSC Fine
£ 95.00
GEORGE I 1723 SHILLING. WCC. WELSH COPPER COMPANY.
GEORGE I 1723 SHILLING. WCC. WELSH COPPER COMPANY.
£ 1,100.00
George I 1723 SSC Shilling aEF/EF
George I 1723 SSC Shilling aEF/EF
£ 250.00
1723 SSC George I silver shilling first bust type - about EF dark cabinet toned
1723 SSC George I silver shilling first bust type - about EF dark cabinet toned
£ 325.00
1723 AU George I Shilling SSC in Angles CGS 70 ~ MS60-61
1723 AU George I Shilling SSC in Angles CGS 70 ~ MS60-61
£ 485.00
GB 1723 George 1 Silver 1 Shilling South Sea Company.  See photos for condition
GB 1723 George 1 Silver 1 Shilling South Sea Company. See photos for condition
£ 25.00
1723 GEORGE I SSC SILVER SHILLING COIN IN GOOD VERY FINE OR BETTER CONDITION.
1723 GEORGE I SSC SILVER SHILLING COIN IN GOOD VERY FINE OR BETTER CONDITION.
£ 195.00
George I Sterling Silver SSC Shilling, 1723. Second Bust. aEF
George I Sterling Silver SSC Shilling, 1723. Second Bust. aEF
£ 400.00

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