Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Royal Mint, London
George III (1760-1820)

A groat is a fourpence coin. Due to the thin numeral form on the reverse this issue is called 'Wire Money'. Grueber (p.151) considers these to be Maundy Money but Skingley (p.404-406) seems to only consider them to be Maundy issues if part of a Maundy set - 4d., 3d., 2d. and 1d all of the same date.

Obverse Description

Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA

Reverse Description

At centre a numeral 4 with a small crown above and the date 1792 below; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX.

Edge Description


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