Even two hundred years ago the British nation was heavily in debt. Almost 30 years elapsed before the government in 1816 minted a new series of silver coins. The previous issue was back in 1787. Even copper coins were not issued leaving the financial side of the country in chaos. This issue of shillings bear the bull head of George III and the coat of arms on the reverse. We were just getting over losing one of our small colonies, the USA! In VF/EF condition.