The Kings Shilling George III With Semee of Hearts 1787


Product Code:23020621

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Denomination: Silver milled shilling

Period: Hanoverian

Date: 1787

Origin: London mint

Condition: VF

Obverse: Older laureate and draped bust. right. legend around. reeded edge

Reverse: Cruciform of shields. Hanoverian arms (with semee of hearts) crowns in each angle

Size and Weight: 25mm. 6.03g

References: Spink 3746

Features and Provenance: The reign of George III was to be the longest. at the time. of any British monarch and saw such notable events as: the French Revolution. the American War of Independence. and the Battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo. Indeed. the term ‘the king’s shilling’ arose when soldiers were given shillings when enlisting during the Napoleonic wars. In 1787 Britain sent the First Fleet to Australia. carrying 700 convicts. to start the penal colony. The same year Lord’s cricket ground first opened. We have these two last facts to thank for the Ashes series and look forward to welcoming some of the convicts back to the UK this summer. Although obviously not David Warner or Steve Smith.


Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






Additional information

Weight50 g


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