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1831 King William IV Copper Penny Coin No Initials

1831 William IV Copper Penny 3845 No Initials Obverse

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A highly graded and collectable copper Penny of king William the Fourth, dated 1831. The obverse features the bare head of the William IV, facing left, with the date below. The engraver of this portrait is William Wyon though his initials are not used. The reverse shows Britannia, seated and wearing a helmet and flowing robes. Her left hand rests on an oval shield, decorated with the Union Jack. In her other hand she holds a trident aloft. National flower emblems appear in exergue: clover leaves for Ireland, a central rose for England and a thistle for Scotland. 1831 was the year of William IV’s coronation. He succeeded his elder brother, George IV, in 1830 and ruled until his death in 1837. He was the last king and penultimate British monarch of the House of Hanover. Spink 3845.
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Bare head of King William IV, facing right, date below. Engraver: William Wyon, no initials. Around: 'GUILIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA'.


Britannia, seated, facing right with one hand on Union Jack shield and the other holding a trident. National flower emblems below. Legend reads: 'BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF:'.


AEF - An even deep chocolate tone with a couple of obverse green spots in ear area and two minor scratches on shield: otherwise almost Extremely Fine.


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