1809 George III Half Guinea

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CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeHalf Guinea
Issued1809
MonarchKing George III
EffigySeventh Head (Military Portrait)
Face Value10 1/2 (x Shilling)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1816
Material0.9167 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)

Weight (grams): Approx 4.2 grams

Pure gold content (grams): 3.85

Obverse

Laureate head of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.

Reverse

At centre, a shield set within the Garter, crowned; the shield is quartered with the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland with inescutcheon the arms of the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg surmounted by the Electoral cap; motto on the Garter; HONI SOI QUI MAL Y PENSE; the base of the Garter divides the date 1809; around, BRITANNIANUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR.

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