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Live auction - fwo_553565 - GREAT BRITAIN - GEORGE III 1/2 Crown 1817 Londres

GREAT BRITAIN - GEORGE III 1/2 Crown 1817 Londres XF/AU
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 100 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 17:24:37
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 1/2 Crown
Date: 1817
Mint name / Town : Londres
Quantity minted : 8093000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 925 ‰
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,07 g.
Edge : striée
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : portait lauré à droite de Georges III.


Reverse legend : BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:.
Reverse description : écu couronné et grand collier et saint Georges et le dragon, inscription motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.


La demi-couronne (1/2 Crown) vaut 2 Shillings et 6 Pence ou un huitième de Livre or. Ce type monétaire a été introduit en 1549 sous le règne d’Edouard VI.

Historical background



George III (4/06/1738-29/01/1820) is the grand-son of George II, whom he succeeded in 1760, and the son of Frederick Louis (1707-1751), Prince of Wales and Augusta Saxe-Gotha. He married Charlotte, daughter of Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, September 8, 1761 and was crowned on 22. Reached crisis dementia more pronounced, his son George IV must ensure the regency from 1810. George III is the first truly English King of the Hanoverian dynasty. He won the Seven Years War (1756-1763, Treaty of Paris). He lost the North American colonies (1775-1783, Treaty of Versailles 1783). He fights against the revolution and is the enemy of Napoleon. Crazy, he died in 1820 two years after Charlotte.

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