George IV ascended to the throne in 1820,
after his fathers death (George III).
Prior to ascension, George IV served as Prince Regent
from 1811 until 1820, due to his fathers ill health.
Dubbed 'the first gentleman of England', he was disliked
by the general population for his extravagance and lack
of leadership during the Napoleonic wars.
12 pennies = 1 shilling = 1/20 of a pound
The first King George IV era UK shilling was minted
in 1821, and the last in 1829.
Dates not minted: 1822, 1828, 1830
The King George IV era United Kingdom
shilling had two different obverse designs,
and three reverse designs.
From 1821 to 1825 the obverse shows the laureate head
of George IV facing left. From 1825 to 1829 the obverse
shows the bare head of George IV, with the date below.
The 1821 reverse shows a crowned coat of arms with
the date below, and a rose, thistle, and shamrock around.
From 1823 to 1825 the reverse shows a crowned coat of
arms, surrounded by a garter, with the date below.
From 1825 to 1829 the reverse shows a lion standing on
the royal crown, with a rose, thistle, and shamrock below.
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What is a King George IV shilling from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for George IV era shilling coins from the UK,
Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, from 1820 to 1830.
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1820 to 1830
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