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CG04465

George III 1819 Sixpence, small 8 in date

George III (1760-1820), silver Sixpence, last coinage, 1819, small 8 in date, laureate head right, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEOR: III D: G: BRITT: REX F: D: 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, weight 2.81g (Bull 2202; ESC 1636A; Davies 105; S.3791). Toned, good extremely fine.

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

The small 8 would seem to be the figure punch used on the larger maundy coins.

Provenance:

Ex Milton Collection, Mark Rasmussen Numismatist, List 17, item 436.

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