George III 1820 Half-Sovereign

George III 1820 Half-Sovereign

George III (1760-1820), gold Half-Sovereign, 1820, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci, laureate head right, date below, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA raised rim both sides, rev. crowned shield of arms, dot below, REX FID: DEF: BRITANNIARUM, weight 3.98g (Marsh 402; S.3786). Lightly toned practically extremely fine and the lowest calendar year mintage, rare.

Calendar year mintage 35,043.


The Latin obverse legend translates as "George the Third, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse as "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."


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