William IV Silver Groat 1836

£65.00

Product Code:23020536

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Description

Denomination: Silver groat (4d) 

Period: Hanoverian

Date: 1836

Origin: London mint

Condition: VF+

Obverse: Bare head. right. legend around

Reverse: Britannia seated. date in exergue

Size and Weight: 16mm. 1.91g

References: Spink 3837

Features and Provenance: William was only king for seven years. from 1830. In his youth he was in the navy and later became nicknamed ‘the sailor king’ culminating in him becoming Lord High Admiral. He is known for his support for reforms such as the abolition of slavery. but he is also renowned for having ten illegitimate children. However. despite this fecundity. he died without a legitimate heir and his niece. Victoria. took the throne.  

 

 

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

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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