George III became king upon his grandfathers (George II),
death in 1760, his own father having died in 1751.
George III is primarily remembered as the mad king, and
for losing the American colonies, however was reigning at
the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, and oversaw the discovery and settlement of new
colonies, including in Australia. From 1811 his eldest son
(George IV) acted as Regent, due to his father's ill health.
1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling
= 1/240 of a pound
The first King George III era British copper penny was
minted in 1797, and the last in 1808.
Dates not minted: 1760 - 1796, 1798 - 1805, 1809 - 1820
Early King George III era pennies were made
from silver, however we are concentrating
here on the UK era (1801 to 1967), so will only
include copper pennies, leaving silver to our
The first copper penny was minted in 1797, with
manufacturing of pennies from 1797 to 1808
outsourced to the SOHO mint in Birmingham.
The obverse shows the robed bust of King
George III while the reverse shows Britannia
holding a trident and an olive branch. More
What is a King George III copper penny from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for KG III copper penny coins from the UK, Great Britain,
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and British colonies from 1760 to 1820.
All Coin Values resource
1760 to 1820
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