George III 1819 Crown, LIX

George III 1819 Crown, LIX

George III (1760-1820), silver Crown, 1819 LIX, laureate head right, PISTRUCCI below truncation, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: rev. St George and dragon right, PISTRUCCI in exergue, Order of the Garter motto in French surrounding, .HONI . SOIT. QUI. MAL . Y. PENSE. edge inscribed in raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN* ANNO REGNI LIX*, weight 28.35g (Bull 2010; Davies 5; ESC 215; S.3787). Lightly toned, just a few tiny nicks both sides, with underlying brilliance, extremely fine.

The Latin legend translate as on the obverse "George the Third, by the grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith" and the French on the reverse, "Evil to him who evil thinks," additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the 59th year of the reign".


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