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George IV 1820-1830

A self indulgent dandy with romantic illusions, George IV was the darling of society. On becoming Prince Regent in 1811, he became a great patron of the arts undertaking vast projects such as his fairytale palace, The Brighton Pavilion. George IV had little interest in politics and spent the majority of his time indulging in food, wine and his many mistresses. His extravagance alienated him from the affections of the nation and the image of the Monarchy was greatly tarnished. His secret marriage to his Catholic mistress caused problems which Parliament solved by insisting he chose an 'official wife', in turn promising to pay off his debts. The most significant event of his reign was the Catholic Relief Act of 1829 which finally allowed Catholics access to Parliament, other important advances were made in criminal law.

Coinage of the reign: Two portraits were used, the first being the Laureate Head and secondly the Bare Head.

Gold Issues: Proof five pound 1826; Proof two pound 1823 and 1826 and also in general circulation for the first time in 1823. Sovereign and Half Soveriegn.

Proof Crown 1826; Crown in 1821 and 1822.

Halfcrown, Shilling and Sixpence.

The Mint resumed the coinage of Copper Farthings in 1821, Pennies and Halfpennies in 1825. Half Farthings and Third Farthings issued for Colonial use.
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Pennies from Famous past Olympic Years George III Silver Sixpence

Great British Pennies from famous past Olympic years

2012 will see the country take on the biggest sporting event in the world. We have collected pennies from past British Olympic


These silver sixpences struck with the King on the obverse and shield in garter on the reverse are dated between 1816 and 1820 are in fine to VF condition. The George IV sixpence in today's money represents 2 1/2p but in Regency Britain it had buying power. Struck between 1826-1829 and known as the bare head variety
George VI British Penny 1951 George IV Halfcrown Laurel head type George IV Crown
George VI British Penny 1951
Latest Price: £66.00
George IV Halfcrown 1820-1829
Latest Price: £165.00
George VI 1951 British Penny

This is the rarest of all the modern coins issued in this country. However, they were not originally destined for the UK but Bermuda! In the Festival of Britain
George IV lived in the height of luxury and had a great influence on the fashion of the day. He died without an heir with his brother William IV ascending to the throne. George IV Crown 1762- 1830

The inscription reads Georgius IIII. George IV was the last British King to be shown wearing the Roman Style Laurel Wreath. George Augustus Frederick
George IV 1825 - 1830 Half Sovereign George IV 1821 - 1825 Half Sovereign William IV 1831 - 1837 Half Sovereign
George IV 1825 - 1830 Half Sovereign

Coins measures 19mm and weighs 3.99 Grms. 22ct Gold. In Fine and better condition
George IV 1821 - 1825 Half Sovereign

Coins measures 19mm and weighs 3.99 Grms. 22ct Gold. In Fine and better condition
William IV 1831 - 1837 Half Sovereign

Coins measures 19mm and weighs 3.99 Grms. 22ct Gold. In Fine and better condition
1823 George IV Two Pound Gold Sovereign
George IV Gold Two Pound Piece 1823

This coin was really only struck for one year, although proofs existed for the next three years. Bearing the head of George IV and the George and Dragon reverse