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George IV 1825 Penny, first year of copper denomination in this reign

Regular price £350
Regular price Sale price £350

George IV (1820-30), copper Penny, 1825, laureate head left, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA rev. Britannia seated right with trident and shield, emblems in exergue, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: weight 18.53g (Peck 1420; S.3823). Toned, a couple of darker blemishes, striking flaw on neck and a couple of other hairline marks, otherwise practically extremely fine.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George the Fourth by the grace of God," and on the reverse "King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:

Ex B A Seaby, purchased by Dr Johnstone 1st September 1969.

Ex Dr E A Johnstone, Collection purchased by A H Baldwin 1973.

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