George IV 1822 Crown

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George IV 1822 Crown

George IV (1820-30), silver Crown, 1822, laureate head left, B.P. for Benedetto Pistrucci below, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: rev. St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue, WWP on ground line below lance for William Wellesley Pole, edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI TERTIO. (Bull 2320; ESC 252; Davies 135; S.3805). Toned almost extremely fine and the rarer date for the type.

The total Calendar year mintage of 1822 Crowns for both possible edge years is 124,929 which is less than half those of 1821.

 

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "George IV by the Grace of God, King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith."

AG00341

£850
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