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

Known as the Northumberland shilling as 100 pounds worth (2000 coins) were struck for Hugh, Earl of Northumberland for distribution in Dublin when he became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1863.

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross with the Star of the Garter at its centre; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1763, the date being divided by the crown above the shield containing conjoined English and Scottish arms.

Edge Description

diagonal milled, ///

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