1787 Shilling – George III


The 1787 Shilling - George III

The Reverse is cruciform shields with a large Garter star in the centre, crowns in angles. Legend with Date below.

There are five variants of the 1787, usually minor changes or omissions (such as no stop above the King's head; you can clearly see one on the obverse below).

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George III.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1787 ?
Monarch is King George III. Prime Minister is William Pitt the Younger (Tory). America begins to write a new Constitution for the United States. Later, Delaware ratifies the Constitution and becomes the first U.S. state. The original Lord's Cricket Ground holds its first cricket match and Marylebone Cricket Club (the MCC) founded.
George III (1760-1820)
Born on 4 June 1738 to Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha in the house of Hanover, George III reigned for over 59 years.

George had 15 children - nine sons and six daughters. In the latter part of his life George suffered from a mental illness and his son George became Prince Regent from 1811-1820 and ruled on his behalf. On George III's death, the Prince Regent became George IV.

Note the latin spelling of George on his coins: Georgivs.
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.
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1787 Shilling - George III British Silver Coin - Very Nice
1787 Shilling - George III British Silver Coin - Very Nice
£ 85.50
1787 Shilling - George III British Silver Coin - Very Nice
1787 Shilling - George III British Silver Coin - Very Nice
£ 70.00
1787 Shilling - George III British Silver Coin - Very Nice
1787 Shilling - George III British Silver Coin - Very Nice
£ 89.10
1787 SHILLING - GEORGE III BRITISH SILVER COIN - VERY NICE
1787 SHILLING - GEORGE III BRITISH SILVER COIN - VERY NICE
£ 85.50
George III 1787 silver shilling. Great Britain coin.
George III 1787 silver shilling. Great Britain coin.
£ 42.00
GEORGE III 1787 SHILLING. NO HEARTS
GEORGE III 1787 SHILLING. NO HEARTS
£ 80.00
1787 KING GEORGE III Shilling -Older bust
1787 KING GEORGE III Shilling -Older bust
£ 22.80
1787 George III Shilling Silver Coin
1787 George III Shilling Silver Coin
£ 84.95

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