George III Five Shillings

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC BY 2.0
Issued by: George III
Denomination: Five Shillings
Mint: Soho, Birmingham
Period: Post-Medieval
Date found: 27/03/2021
Location: Malvern Hills, Worcestershire


A Bank of England Dollar struck over a Spanish Eight Reales. All these dollars were are dated 1804 but were issued until 1811. This Dollar was the successor to the emergency countermarked coins and was part of a continuing policy of reusing foreign coins to make up for the deficiency in British silver coinage.