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1833 King William IV Gold Full Sovereign Coin Second Bust

1833 King William IV Gold Full Sovereign Coin Second Bust Obverse
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1833 gold ‘full’ British Sovereign of King William IV. Obverse: shows bare-head bust of the King, facing right. This portrait was engraved by William Wyon (initials to truncation: ‘W.W.’) after a bust by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey RA, the leading portrait sculptor of the era. The legend around shows the typical spacing found on second bust coins and reads ‘GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:’. The King’s nose points directly towards the second ‘I’ in ‘BRITANNIAR’. Reverse: decorative shield of royal arms with crown above and the arms of the Kingdom of Hanover superimposed. This design is attributed to Royal Mint engraver Jean Baptiste Merlen. ‘ANNO 1833’ is shown below. William IV was the last King and penultimate British monarch of the House of Hanover. He succeeded to the throne in 1830 following the death of his older brother, King George IV and George’s heir, Princess Charlotte. Though his reign was short it was eventful, remembered for the passage of the Reform Acts of 1832 and the abolition of slavery in most British colonies via the Slavery Abolition Act, passed in the year this Sovereign was minted. In 1837 William was succeeded by his niece, Victoria, while his younger brother, Ernest Augustus, inherited his Hanoverian titles. Composition: 22-carat gold. Weight: 7.98 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled. Grade: GF - Some wear showing on high points and usual minor contact marks and nicks for gold. References: Marsh 18, S 3829B.
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Bare headed portrait of King William IV, facing right. Second bust. Legend reads: ‘GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:’. ‘W.W.’ to truncation of neck. Engraved by William Wyon to a model by Francis Chantrey.

Reverse

Crowned ensigns armorial of the United Kingdom with the arms of the House of Hanover inescutcheon. ‘ANNO 1832’ below. Artist: Jean Baptiste Merlen.

Specification

Historic British coin, struck for circulation. Weight: 7.98 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled. Compsition: 22-carat (91.67%) gold.

Grade

Grade: GF - Some wear showing on high points and usual minor contact marks and nicks for gold.

Frequently Asked Questions

Marsh rates 1833 Sovereigns 'S' for 'Scarce'. Gold coins from the reign of King William IV are sought after by coin collectors. Reportedly 1,225,269 were issued in this year but fewer survive.

1,225,269 gold 'full' Sovereigns were issued in 1833 by Britain's Royal Mint. These coins featured the second type bust of King William IV on the obverse and a shield of arms on the reverse.

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