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1821 George IV Gold Full Sovereign Very Fine

1821 George IV Gold Full Sovereign Very Fine Obverse

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A collectable gold full sovereign of King George the Fourth, dated 1821. The obverse features the laureate head of the George IV, facing left. Two ribbons extend from the back of his nape. In the legend the king’s name is rendered ‘GEORGE IIII’, not ‘GEORGE IV’ as it would be on Sovereigns issued after 1825. The reverse shows the famous image of Saint George on horseback, armed with a sword slaying a dragon underfoot. The engraver behind both sides of this coin is Benedetto Pistrucci. George IV was crowned in 1821 and Sovereigns with this date were the first to be issued during his nine-year reign. Spink 3800.
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Obverse

Laureate head of George IV, facing left with hair tied with two loose ends at neck. Initials - 'B.P.' under truncation of neck indicate the engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci. Legend around: 'GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:'.

Reverse

Saint George on horseback, armed with a sword, dragon under foot. Date in exergue with 'B.P.' to right for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci.

Grade

VF - No major scratches or dinks, usual hairlines and contact marks under magnification for around Very Fine

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