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Great Britain Shilling, 1/2 Crown, and Crown  1715 to 1727
Great Britain Shilling, 1/2 Crown, and Crown 1715 to 1727

The coin in our main image is a 1720 UK shilling with King George (Georgivs) the first. These old coins of George I display minor variations in pattern and inscription that can affect value quite a bit. If you have a nice looking example, with no problems such as cleaning, scratches, stains, or spots, it is best to check with a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. CoinQuest can give only VERY APPROXIMATE guidance to value of these old beauties.

CoinQuest thanks Stack's Bowers for use of their coin photo.

You can see in our secondary pictures that the reverse side comes in several major varieties, those with interlocked Cs and plumes and those with SS C. There is another variety (not shown) with rosettes and plumes. The coin in our main picture is plain, it has no devices between the crowned coats-of-arm.

We will attempt to give VERY APPROXIMATE guidance on the values of these coins. The first job is to determine denomination:

SHILLING: 26 mm diameter
1/2 CROWN: 33 mm diameter
CROWN: 39 mm diameter

and the second job it to determine the type of reverse design.

SHILLING ROSETTES & PLUMES
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $1200
coins dated 1726 and 1727 are more rare and worth about twice these values

SHILLING PLAIN
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $700
coins dated 1721 are more rare and worth about twice these values

SHILLING CC & PLUMES with WCC under bust
worn: $250 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2000
well preserved: $6000

SHILLING CC S
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $600

1/2 CROWN ROSETTES & PLUMES
worn: $120 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $4000

1/2 CROWN CC S
worn: $120 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $3000
coins dated 1726 are very rare and worth about 10 times these values

CROWN ROSETTES & PLUMES
worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1500
well preserved: $5000

CROWN CC S
worn: $300 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1200
well preserved: $4000

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 12510 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: cocobean, Sat, 22-Sep-2012 12:07:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 22-Sep-2012 22:07:42 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 08-Sep-2014 17:22:38 GMT
Requester description: 1723 Inscription on back: Georgevs D G MBH FR ET HIB XX KFD Front: ET.EL.17(Crest Symbol)23 BRVN (Crest Symbol) ET LDVX (Crest Symbol)SRIT? (Crest Symbol)
Tags: great britain shilling 1 2 crown uk brit brittan brittain england britian britt english britan british brittish shillings scilling schillings crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera inscription monogram georgevs george mbh et hib ireland xx kfd 17 crest shield symbol brvn bruno srit script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor georgivis georgium georgvis georgivs hibernia irish ire hibernie eire celtic hiber celts arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested chevron creast shields escutcheon symbles symbal simbol symbels symbols simble brvno mag fra rex flower fleur rose rosette floret florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly lei petal bloomed trefoil floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals rosettes rossette roses

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