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1820 George IV Silver Halfcrown Uncirculated

1820 George IV Silver Halfcrown Obverse

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£499.00
A very collectable high grade Halfcrown of King George the Fourth, dated 1820: the year he came to the throne. The obverse features the laureate head of the king, facing left with the initials ‘B.P.’ identifying the engraver as Benedetto Pistrucci. After 1824 the Halfcrown featured a bare head portrait. The reverse shows an ornately garnished shield of royal arms surmounted by a crown. The arms are those of the United Kingdom with those of Hanover superimposed. The shield - designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen - is surrounded by national flower emblems: a rose below for England, a thistle to the left for Scotland and clover to the right for Ireland. The date appears below: ‘ANNO 1820’, split by the rose. George’s ten year rein began when he finally succeeded his father, George III, after several years of serving as his regent. This bright, high grade Halfcrown would make an excellent addition to any collection. Spink 3807.
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Obverse

Laureate head of George IV, facing left. 'B.P.' below for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci. Legend: 'GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:'.

Reverse

Crowned ornately garnished shield surrounded with national flower emblems. Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlin.  Below, divided by rose: 'ANNO 1820'.

Grade

UNC - Bright and Uncirculated with minimal bag marks, very fine minute scratches under high magnification due to been wiped with a cloth.

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