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Great Britain Shilling and Half Crown  1823 to 1825
Great Britain Shilling and Half Crown 1823 to 1825

Don't you love the Brits? For years and years they did not bother to write the denomination on their coins. You just had to 'know' what the coin was. Could it be a shilling? A crown? A sixpence? The Brits knew, but we don't now!

Danny probably has either a half crown or a shilling. Both have the same inscriptions and both have essentially the same patterns. You can tell the difference by size and weight.

The legend 'honi soit qui mal y pense' means 'shame on him who thinks evil of it.'

Approximate catalog values are:

SHILLING (5.6 grams weight, 0.168 troy ounces silver, 22 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $230
fully uncirculated: $500

HALF CROWN (14.1 grams weight, 0.42 troy ounces silver, 30 mm diameter)
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $280
fully uncirculated: $600

These figures apply to all dates. Consult our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 13178 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: danny, Tue, 04-Dec-2012 12:49:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 04-Dec-2012 15:27:59 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 20-Nov-2014 15:05:45 GMT
Requester description: 1823 georgius 1111 dg tritanniar rex fd. 1823 soit thirty pence. king geroges head on one side and the other side top left corner of the crest is 3 lions with there paws in the air harp in the bottom left hand corner. top right corner 1 lion standing with 2 paws in the air. bottom right is the same as the top left
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