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Coins of England : George IV (Currency)

S Numbers refer to Spink's  Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 42nd ed., (2007)
P Numbers refer to Peck's  English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958, 2nd ed., (1964)
M Numbers refer to Montagu's  Copper, Tin and Bronze Coinage and Patterns for Coins of England, 2nd ed., (1893)

O: Obverse | R: Reverse | E: Edge Click Images to View Coin Details
S3822 Currency Farthing (Copper): (1821-1826)
O  Laureate and draped bust of George IV left, wreath has 13 leaves and is tied behind the neck with a riband showing one loop and two loose ends. The central ribs of the three lowest leaves are either raised or incuse. The drapery is fastened at the shoulder with a circular brooch. The legend is broken between the IIII and DEI. Toothed border and narrow raised rim.
GEORGIUS IIII DEI GRATIA .
R  Britannia seated on rock to right wearing long, flowing robes and wearing a crested and plumed helmet. Her left hand outstretched and raised, grasping a trident below the head. Her right hand rests on an oval shield bearing the combined crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag) and clasps a spray of olive leaves with 8 berries. Her drapery partly obscures the upper right portion of the shield. At her feet are the head and forepaw of a lion crouching right. A row of waves below, with the date in the exergue. Toothed border and narrow raised rim.
BRITANNIAR : REX FID : DEF : date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (EF) $50.00
S3822__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Copper of George IV
S3825 Currency Farthing (Copper): (1826-1830)
O  Laureate head of George IV left, truncated at the base of the neck. Short hair with rough curls with the wreath tied behind with a riband having two loops and one loose end which hangs down and then bends forward across part of his neck. Date below between two oval, beaded ornaments. Rounded-tooth border with a narrow, raised rim.
GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA date
R  Britannia seated to right on rock wearing long, flowing robes and scale armor across her breast. She wears a Corinthian helmet with the plume reaching nearly to her shoulder. Her right leg is forward and her left is pulled back. Her right hand rests on an oval shield at her side bearing the combined crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). The line running down the arms of the saltire is raised or incuse. Her left hand is extended and raised, clasping a trident ornamented with a balls on short stems on either side of the shaft below the prongs. Below, in the exergue, is a rose with three leaves, to the right a thistle with two leaves, to the left a shamrock, their stems crossing below the rose. The legend is broken by the helmet and trident. Toothed border and narrow raised rim.
BRITANNIAR : REX FID : DEF :
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (F) $10.00
S3825__1 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Copper of George IV

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