George IV 1824 Shilling

George IV 1824 Shilling

George IV (1820-30), silver Shilling, 1824, first laureate head left, B.P. for Benedetto Pistrucci below neck, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: rev. second crowned quartered shield of arms, with an escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover, garter motto surrounding, cinquefoil stops, HONI* SOIT* QUI MAL* Y* PENSE***, ANNO 1825 below, weight 5.64g (Bull 2400; Davies 221; ESC 1251; S.3811). Lightly toned, just a few light marks, good extremely fine.

The Latin obverse legend translates as "George IV by the Grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith." and on the reverse the French motto as "Evil to him, who evil thinks."



Ex A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, Summer 2006.