1819 Shilling – George III


The 1819 Shilling - George III

Silver Shilling (0.925 Sterling Silver) of King George III. Diameter 24.00mm, weighs 5.66g. SCBC: 3790. A 9/6 variant is known.

The Reverse, by Thomas Wyon, shows a crowned shield in a Garter edge.

The edge is milled.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George III by Benedetto Pistrucci.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: 7,590,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1819 ?
In the UK: The Monarch is George III but due to illness his son George is Prince Regent. Prime Minister is Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (Tory). Birmingham is lit by gas for the first time and used the Birmingham Gas Light and Coke Company. Queen Victoria is born (24 May) as Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent, Queen Regnant. A few months later (26 August) her future husband Albert is born.
In the USA: US President is James Monroe (DR-Virginia). Thomas Jefferson founds the University of Virginia. Spain cedes Florida to the United States. Arkansas Territory is created. SS Savannah sails from Savannah, Georgia to Liverpool, England and is the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; it took more than 29 days. Alabama is admitted as the 22nd U.S. state
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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1819 GEORGE III SILVER SHILLING COIN IN NEAR FINE TO FINE CONDITION.
1819 GEORGE III SILVER SHILLING COIN IN NEAR FINE TO FINE CONDITION.
£ 22.00
1819 Enamel Shilling Silver Coin George III Georgian Coinage
1819 Enamel Shilling Silver Coin George III Georgian Coinage
£ 35.00
1819 UK United Kingdom King George 3rd .925 Silver 5/-d One Crown Coin
1819 UK United Kingdom King George 3rd .925 Silver 5/-d One Crown Coin
£ 45.00
1819 GEORGE III SILVER SHILLING IN GOOD FINE TO VERY FINE CONDITION.
1819 GEORGE III SILVER SHILLING IN GOOD FINE TO VERY FINE CONDITION.
£ 38.50
1819 George III Shilling VF-EF Silver Coin
1819 George III Shilling VF-EF Silver Coin
£ 79.00
Collectable George III Silver One Shilling Coin - 1819
Collectable George III Silver One Shilling Coin - 1819
£ 24.95
1819 George III .925 Silver British Shilling Coin - Laureate Bust No. 2 Big
1819 George III .925 Silver British Shilling Coin - Laureate Bust No. 2 Big
£ 29.99
1819 George III Silver Shilling High 9 in date SNo62283
1819 George III Silver Shilling High 9 in date SNo62283
£ 39.95

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