1826 Shilling – George IV


The 1826 Shilling - George IV

George IV silver shilling. 90% silver. Third Reverse. SCBC 3812. Fairly common in worn condition. A small number of proof shillings were also issued in 1826.

The Reverse shows a lion standing on a crown.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George IV.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: 6,352,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1826 ?
The Monarch is King George IV. Prime Minister is Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (Conservative) and continues after a June General Election. US President is John Quincy Adams. Thomas Telford builds the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Conway Suspension Bridge, both in Wales. Ludwig van Beethoven is still composing great music.
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.
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1826 George IV One Crown (5 Shillings) Coin. RESTRIKE. *UK Dispatch*
1826 George IV One Crown (5 Shillings) Coin. RESTRIKE. *UK Dispatch*
£ 4.99
1826 George IV Silver Shilling
1826 George IV Silver Shilling
£ 13.99
George IV 1826 Shilling (1) Coin Rare Collectable.
George IV 1826 Shilling (1) Coin Rare Collectable.
£ 6.99
GEORGE IV 1826 SHILLING.
GEORGE IV 1826 SHILLING.
£ 75.00
1826 George IV silver shilling British collectable coinage.
1826 George IV silver shilling British collectable coinage.
£ 4.99
GEORGE IV 1826 SHILLING. A/U
GEORGE IV 1826 SHILLING. A/U
£ 180.00
1826GEORGE IV SILVER SHILLING COIN
1826GEORGE IV SILVER SHILLING COIN
£ 36.00
1826 GEORGE IV & 1873 QUEEN VICTORIA, SILVER SHILLING COINS. 2 X 1/-. WELL USED.
1826 GEORGE IV & 1873 QUEEN VICTORIA, SILVER SHILLING COINS. 2 X 1/-. WELL USED.
£ 19.50

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