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George III 1817 Halfcrown, large "bull head" final year

George III (1760-1820), silver Halfcrown, last coinage, 1817, "bull" type laureate head right, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, within buckled garter, French motto HONI. SOIT. Q MAL. Y. PENSE., initials of William Wellesley Pole "WW P" incuse on left shield border, incuse W on right shield border for engraver Thomas Wyon, BRITTANIARUM REX FID: DEF:, weight 14.09g (Bull 2090; ESC 616; Davies 60; S.3788). Toned very fine.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George III by the Grace of God," and on the reverse as "King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith." With the French legend on reverse translating as "Evil to him, who evil thinks."

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