1836 Shilling – William IV


The 1836 Shilling - William IV

The Reverse, by Jean Baptiste Merlen, shows the denomination 'ONE SHILLING' below a crown and inside a wreath.

The Obverse, by William Wyon, shows a portrait of King William IV (on coin as William IIII).

Images used by permission of The Royal Mint


Mintage: 3,567,960 (may include coins in sets)
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: 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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1836 Shilling - William IV British Silver Coin
1836 Shilling - William IV British Silver Coin
£ 18.00
1836 SHILLING - WILLIAM IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - SUPERB
1836 SHILLING - WILLIAM IV BRITISH SILVER COIN - SUPERB
£ 295.00
1836 William IV One Shilling Coin space filler
1836 William IV One Shilling Coin space filler
£ 9.49
1836 William IV One Shilling Coin nice condition
1836 William IV One Shilling Coin nice condition
£ 39.99
William IV 1836 Shilling About Fine/Fine
William IV 1836 Shilling About Fine/Fine
£ 20.00
1836 KING WILLIAM IV GENUINE SILVER CAPSULED SHILLING (151)
1836 KING WILLIAM IV GENUINE SILVER CAPSULED SHILLING (151)
£ 75.00
1836 NEF William IV Silver Shilling CGS 55
1836 NEF William IV Silver Shilling CGS 55
£ 175.00
1836 William IV Milled Silver Shilling, A/UNC
1836 William IV Milled Silver Shilling, A/UNC
£ 225.00

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