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What is a King William IV penny from the United Kingdom worth?


Values, images, and specifications for KW IV penny coins from the UK, Great Britain,

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and British colonies from 1830 to 1837.

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UK penny

William IV

1830 to 1837

King William IV penny values - United Kingdom

King William IV

William IV became king in 1830 at age 62 after the death of

his brother (George IV), who had no surviving heirs.


Dubbed 'the sailor king' for his naval service in his

younger years, William had not expected to be King.

William did not marry, due primarily to the Royal Marriages

Act of 1772, which forbade decendants of George II from

marriage without consent from the monarch, or privy council.

William did have a defacto relationship producing many

children, none of which were considered legitimate, so had

no claim on the throne.


1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling = 1/240 of a pound


The first King William IV era UK penny was minted

in 1831, and the last in 1837.


Dates not minted: 1830, 1832, 1833, 1835, 1836

The King William IV era UK penny obverse

features the bare head of William IV

facing right, with the date below.


The reverse shows the helmed Britannia,

seated facing right, holding a trident,

her hand resting on a shield.


In the exergue below is a rose, thistle,

and shamrock, symbolising the union of

England, Scotland, and Ireland.


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