1787 George III Silver Shilling
2012 was the 225th Anniversary of the George III 1787 Shilling. The second type shilling for George III really only had a one year minting of 1787. One was also issued in 1798 which is known as the "Dorrien and Magens' shilling" however they are very rare and beyond most peoples pockets
England was almost bankrupt due to the war with America and the French revolution. Also due to the Battle of waterloo and the Battle of Trafalgar during his long reign Britain could not afford to produce coinage. In 1763 there was a very small issue of shillings known as the "Northumberland shilling" being the first type, but these are now exceptionally rare A few more dates exist for the third type shilling. In the early 1800's a few silver tokens of various values were also struck.
These coins are in Good very fine condition.
|Coin Weight||Approx 5.6 grams|