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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.

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

Values, images, and specifications for William IV era shilling coins from the UK,

Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, from 1830 to 1837.

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UK shilling

William IV

1830 to 1837

William IV era shilling 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.

12 pennies = 1 shilling = 1/20 of a pound

The first circulation issue King William IV era UK shilling

was minted in 1834, and the last in 1837.

Dates not minted: 1830 - 1833

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