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.
Laureate and draped bust of the King wearing armour facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
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.
diagonal milled, ///
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Spink & Son Ltd., 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.986 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3742 Pages