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.
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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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.
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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