1830 to 1837
Values, images, and specifications for British
shilling coins from 1830 to 1837.
William IV became king in
1830 at age 62 after the death
of his brother (George IV),
who had no surviving heirs.
The first King William IV
United Kingdom shilling was
minted in 1834, and the
last in 1837.
The King William IV era United Kingdom shilling obverse
features the bare head of William IV facing right.
The reverse shows the words 'ONE SHILLING' with the
Royal Crown above, and a small scroll below, surrounded
by an oak wreath, tied with a bow.
Below the wreath is the date.
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 were
considered legitimate, so had no claim on the throne.
12 pennies = 1 shilling = 1/20 of a pound
dates not minted: 1830 to 1833
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