1836 Groat – William IV


The 1836 Groat - William IV

The Silver Groat was re-issued in 1836 and 1837 after a suggestion by politician Joseph Hume, MP (1777-1855) which got the four-pence coin a nickname of a 'Joey' (although the name was later passed on to the silver threepence). SCBC: 3837.

Besides being produced in circulation as Silver, there was also a Proof, Plain Edge Proof and Gold Proof.

The Reverse shows a seated Britannia, date and denomination as FOUR PENCE.

The Obverse shows a portrait of a bare head portrait of William IV. (in Latin as Gulielmus IIII)

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1836 ?
The Monarch is King William IV. Prime Minister is William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (Whig). US President is Andrew Jackson (D-Tennessee). In America, the Battle of the Alamo. First minting since 1800 of the fourpence coin (groat or "joey"). Charles Dickens published his first novel The Pickwick Papers
William IV (1830-1837)
William IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. He was the third son of King George III. William married Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen and had two daughters (Charlotte and Elizabeth) but was also known to have ten illegitimate children.

Note that on coins, William IV is often written as GULIELMUS IIII .
General Description: Groat
The Groat is an old coin worth four pence. It was found in England, Ireland and Scotland. The English Groat can be traced back to Edward I and was minted (not every year) up until Victoria although the fourpence coin is still minted today for use in Maundy sets.
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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1836 Silver Groat Fourpence 4d William IV British Coin Graded & Slabbed MS64
1836 Silver Groat Fourpence 4d William IV British Coin Graded & Slabbed MS64
£ 145.00
1836 King William IV Silver Fourpence Groat 4d Coin High Grade
1836 King William IV Silver Fourpence Groat 4d Coin High Grade
£ 55.50
William IV Fourpence/ Groat 1836 or 1837 Silver Choose
William IV Fourpence/ Groat 1836 or 1837 Silver Choose
£ 16.99
William IV Silver Groat Fourpence Coin 1836
William IV Silver Groat Fourpence Coin 1836
£ 9.95
1836 William IV Silver Fourpence / Groat Coin - Unc
1836 William IV Silver Fourpence / Groat Coin - Unc
£ 79.95
W466: 1836 William IV Silver Groat or Fourpence
W466: 1836 William IV Silver Groat or Fourpence
£ 18.00
GB-1836 - FOUR PENCE SILVER COIN - 4d GROAT -KING WILLIAM IV  -#VC701
GB-1836 - FOUR PENCE SILVER COIN - 4d GROAT -KING WILLIAM IV -#VC701
£ 32.50
WILLIAM IV SILVER GROAT 4 PENCE COIN 1836 SPINK REF 3837 BARE HEAD
WILLIAM IV SILVER GROAT 4 PENCE COIN 1836 SPINK REF 3837 BARE HEAD
£ 34.99

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