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.
12 pennies = 1 shilling = 1/20 of a pound
The first King George III era British shilling was minted
in 1763, and the last in 1820.
Dates not minted: 1760 - 1762, 1764 - 1786,
1788 - 1797, 1799 - 1815
The King George III era British shilling
had two completely different designs.
Pre-formation of the UK, the shilling obverse
features the armored laureate bust of George III,
facing right. The reverse shows a cruciform of
shields with emblems of George's royal claims,
crowns in diagonals between, and date below.
Post-formation of the UK, the shilling obverse
features the laureate head of George III facing
right, with date below. The reverse shows the
UK coat of arms, with the royal crown above.
What is a King George III shilling from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for George III shilling coins from the UK,
Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland from 1760 to 1820.
All Coin Values resource
1760 to 1820
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