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DG08551

George III 1820 Shilling, proof-like

George III (1760-1820), silver Shilling, last coinage, 1820, 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 5.67g (Bull 2157; ESC 1236; Davies 90; S.3790). Toned proof-like brilliance to fields, good extremely fine and rare final date of the reign.

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."

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