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George III shilling

This is the second coin that was given to a lady by her brother. The last was hammered but this one is milled silver.

It’s a shilling of George III, which was struck during the New Coinage (1816 to 1820). As I’ve mentioned before, this coinage was targeted by forgers and most of the examples found by detectorists are forgeries. Fortunately, this one appears to be perfectly genuine.    

The coin is nicely toned and in slightly better than VF condition. The only defect I could see is what appears to be a small edge knock at about 10.30 on the obverse.


Shillings of this type are fairly common and even thought this one is a decent example an auction estimate would be unlikely to be any higher than £15 – £20.

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