1825 Shilling – George IV


The 1825 Shilling - George IV

George IV silver shilling. 90% silver. Second portrait, third reverse. Diameter 23.50mm, weighs 5.65g. SCBC 3812.

1825 was a interesting year for the shilling as there are several variants. This third reverse is a lion standing on a crown. You can find this coin with a Roman I. There is a milled edge proof, which is rare and expensive.

The second reverse was also minted in 1825, which depicts a shield. Again there is a milled edge proof. Even rarer is the 1825/3 (the 5 is over-stamping a 3).

The Reverse, designed by William Wyon, shows a lion standing on a crown.

The Obverse, also designed by William Wyon, shows a portrait of King George IV.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: 2,460,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1825 ?
The Monarch is George IV. Prime Minister is Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (Tory). USA President is John Quincy Adams, replacing James Monroe. Work on the new London Bridge, designed by John Rennie, begins. Scottish adventurer Gregor MacGregor's scam causes the first modern stock market crash. The world's first modern railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opens and George Stephenson drives the first train. The first horse-drawn omnibuses appear in London. Reconstruction of Buckingham Palace by architect John Nash. Michael Faraday isolates benzene. Retired brewer Richard Cox cultivates the first Cox's Orange Pippin apple. London is estimated to overtake Peking as the world's largest city. British première of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. 
George IV (1820-1830)
Public domain image from wikipedia.orgGeorge IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. George IV had previously ruled as Prince Regent from 1811-1820 due to his father's mental illness.

George was married to Caroline of Brunswick and they had a daughter, Princess Charlotte, who died following the birth of a stillborn child. As the second son of George III (Prince Frederick) was childless, following the rules of the monarchy on his death George was succeeded by his brother, William IV.

Note that on coin, George IV is often written as Georgivs IIII.
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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UK On eBay UK:
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
£ 120.00
1825 SHILLING - SLABBED CGS 80  - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN
1825 SHILLING - SLABBED CGS 80 - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN
£ 325.00
1825 Shilling (Slabbed CGS 75) - George IV British Silver Coin
1825 Shilling (Slabbed CGS 75) - George IV British Silver Coin
£ 225.00
1825 Shilling - George IV - 1st Bust - Condition As Pictured.
1825 Shilling - George IV - 1st Bust - Condition As Pictured.
£ 39.00
B78) GREAT BRITAIN GEORGE IV SHILLING 1825 £13.50 UK POSTAGE 75p
B78) GREAT BRITAIN GEORGE IV SHILLING 1825 £13.50 UK POSTAGE 75p
£ 13.50
1825 George IV  Shilling Silver Coin  1/-   5.4 grams, decent grade
1825 George IV Shilling Silver Coin 1/- 5.4 grams, decent grade
£ 15.00
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
£ 110.00
1825 George IV Bare Head Milled Silver Shilling, G/EF
1825 George IV Bare Head Milled Silver Shilling, G/EF
£ 160.00

USA On eBay USA:
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
£ 120.00
1825 SHILLING - SLABBED CGS 80  - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN
1825 SHILLING - SLABBED CGS 80 - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN
£ 325.00
1825 Shilling (Slabbed CGS 75) - George IV British Silver Coin
1825 Shilling (Slabbed CGS 75) - George IV British Silver Coin
£ 225.00
1825 Shilling - George IV - 1st Bust - Condition As Pictured.
1825 Shilling - George IV - 1st Bust - Condition As Pictured.
£ 39.00
1825 George IV  Shilling Silver Coin  1/-   5.4 grams, decent grade
1825 George IV Shilling Silver Coin 1/- 5.4 grams, decent grade
£ 15.00
B78) GREAT BRITAIN GEORGE IV SHILLING 1825 £13.50 UK POSTAGE 75p
B78) GREAT BRITAIN GEORGE IV SHILLING 1825 £13.50 UK POSTAGE 75p
£ 13.50
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
1825 SHILLING - GEORGE IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - V NICE
£ 110.00
1825 George IV Bare Head Milled Silver Shilling, G/EF
1825 George IV Bare Head Milled Silver Shilling, G/EF
£ 160.00

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