1812 Three Shilling – George III


The 1812 Three Shilling coin of George III

A Silver Three Shilling coin of George III. This is the second type, SCBC 3770. Diameter 34mm and weighs 14.7g. The coin was a Bank of England Issue Bank Token, issued when the Royal Mint had suspended mintage of crown coins during the Napoleonic wars.

Three shillings coins were minted 1811-1816 (type 1 between 1811-12 and type 2 1812-1816). While unusual they are not that rare and prices can start from under £100, although most are in the £200-300+ range depending on condition. Beware that some forgeries exist, especially for the rarer and expensive 1816 coin.

The Obverse, by Lewis Pingo, shows the Laureated head of King George III (often called the 'bare head' as not wearing a crown) facing right. Legend 'GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA REX'.

The Reverse shows a wreath enclosing the words 'BANK TOKEN THREE SHILL. 1812'.

The 1812 coins was also issued as proof, gold proof and platinum proof. The gold and platinum coins are extremely rare.

Image credit: The Royal Mint.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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: Miscellaneous
We created this category to show coins which don't have their own group, maybe because they are unique or rare, or just that we don't have enough images to justify their own group. Not necessarily expensive, some just too interesting not to list!
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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George III - 1817 Shilling - Bright Uncirculated
George III - 1817 Shilling - Bright Uncirculated
£ 95.00
1 shilling 1820, King George III. I/I variety. S.3790 aUNC great colour
1 shilling 1820, King George III. I/I variety. S.3790 aUNC great colour
£ 85.00
Restrike George III 1763 Northumberland Shilling
Restrike George III 1763 Northumberland Shilling
£ 3.00
George III, Silver Shilling 1816. Love token necklac Coin Collectable
George III, Silver Shilling 1816. Love token necklac Coin Collectable
£ 4.99
1787 Shilling of George III  3rd
1787 Shilling of George III 3rd
£ 40.00
Restrike George III 1804 Bank Dollar
Restrike George III 1804 Bank Dollar
£ 3.69
1813 George III Silver Three Shillings Bank Token
1813 George III Silver Three Shillings Bank Token
£ 120.00
1814 George III 1 Shilling 6 Pence 1s & 6d Bank Token Sterling Silver ref 3772
1814 George III 1 Shilling 6 Pence 1s & 6d Bank Token Sterling Silver ref 3772
£ 209.00

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