GEORGE III TYPE SET GALLERY

1760-1820

       

King George III of England


(Click on the thumbnails below to view a larger photograph)

COPPER:

1772 Half Penny Obv.jpg (106489 bytes) HALFPENNY 1772 Half Penny Rev.jpg (109029 bytes)
1772 ANACS MS-60 BRN SPINK-3774

ex Terry Ward Collection, purchased March 2004

 

1773 obv.jpg (64986 bytes) FARTHING 1773 rev.jpg (64125 bytes)
1773 ANACS F-12 SPINK-3775

ex Terry Ward Collection, purchased 2003

 

TWOPENCE
1797 VF SPINK-3776

Purchased from Francis J. Rath c. 1986

 

1797 Penny Obv.jpg (108236 bytes) PENNY 1797 Penny Rev.jpg (114200 bytes)
1797 AU SPINK-3777

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

Nicholson 1799 Obv.jpg (62872 bytes) HALFPENNY Nicholson 1799 Rev.jpg (61155 bytes)
1799 NGC MS-64 RB SPINK-3778

ex Don Rupp Collection, Purchased May 2004

Colin Cooke Sale, March 2004 for 151

ex Dr. Basil Nicholson Collection, Anglesey, England

Colin Cooke Sale to Dr. Basil Nicholson 12 May 1983 for 55

 

FARTHING
1799 ANACS MS-63 RB SPINK-3779

ex Don Rupp Collection, purchased 2002

 

1807 Penny Obv.jpg (270349 bytes) PENNY 1807 Penny Rev.jpg (272374 bytes)
1807 ANACS MS-62 RB SPINK-3780

Purchased from Steve Damron at the 2004 FUN Show

 

1806 Halfpenny Obv.jpg (210440 bytes) HALFPENNY 1806 Halfpenny Rev.jpg (195886 bytes)
1806 NGC MS-64 BN SPINK-3781

Purchased from Steve Damron at the 2004 FUN Show

 


SILVER:

 OLD COINAGE:

SHILLING
1787 ANACS AU-53 SPINK-3746

ex Don Rupp Collection, purchased 2003

 

1787 6d Obv.jpg (105384 bytes) SIXPENCE 1787 6d Rev.jpg (106520 bytes)
1787 ANACS AU-58 SPINK-3748

Purchased from Steve Damron at the 2004 FUN Show

 

MAUNDY MONEY:

Young Bust:

GROAT
1763 NGC AU-55 SPINK-3750

Obtained from a private collection in 2003

 

THREEPENCE
1763 NGC EF-45 SPINK-3753

Purchased from Mary P. Sellers c. 1995

 

1770 Penny Obv.jpg (54405 bytes) PENNY 1770 Penny Rev.jpg (52740 bytes)
1770 NGC MS-64 SPINK-3759

Purchased from American Heritage Minting at the 2004 FUN Show

 

Older Bust:

1800 Penny Obv.jpg (38506 bytes) PENNY 1800 Penny Rev.jpg (38051 bytes)
1800 NGC MS-63 SPINK-3761

ex Rob Shinnick Collection, purchased January 2004

 

BANK OF ENGLAND ISSUE:

BANK DOLLAR
1804 PCGS EF-40 SPINK-3768

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

THREE SHILLINGS
1812 ANACS MS-63 SPINK-3770

ex Joe Saldivar collection, purchased 2003

 

EIGHTEEN PENCE
1811 ANACS UNC DETAILS - NET AU-55 SPINK-3771

Obtained from a private collection in 2003

 

1815 18d Obv.jpg (182071 bytes) EIGHTEEN PENCE 1815 18d Rev.jpg (189041 bytes)
1815 ANACS MS-63 SPINK-3772

Purchased from American Heritage Minting at the 2004 FUN Show

 

NEW COINAGE:

HALFCROWN
1816 PCGS AU-58 SPINK-3788

Purchased at the 2003 FUN Show

 

1816 Shilling Obv.jpg (186252 bytes) SHILLING 1816 Shilling Rev.jpg (229865 bytes)
1816 BU SPINK-3790

Purchased from Steve Damron at the 2006 ANA Convention in Atlanta, Ga.

 

1817 6d Obv.jpg (108591 bytes) SIXPENCE 1817 6d Rev.jpg (113733 bytes)
1817 NGC MS-65 SPINK-3791

Purchased from Karl Stephens at the 2004 FUN Show

NGC POP 5/0

 


CONDER TOKENS:

During the last decade of the 1700s, due to the lack of official small change issued by the Crown merchants and others issued a token coinage that consisted almost entirely of copper Halfpennies.  These tokens make up a large part of the monetary history of the reign of George III.  To view the Conder tokens in my collection please click the link below. 

VIEW CONDER TOKEN PAGE HERE


The Royal Mint at Tower Hill

 

VITAL STATISTICS:

PERSONAL STATISTICS:
BORN - 24 May 1738 in London
FULL NAME - George William Frederick 
ASCENDED THRONE - 25 October 1760
CROWNED - 22 September 1761 at Westminster Abbey.
TITLES - King of Great Britain, Ireland and France (claim to French throne relinquished in 1801).  Duke and Elector of Hanover, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Edinburgh, Marquess of Ely, Earl of Eltham, Viscount of Launceston, Baron of Snowdon, Earl of Chester.  Defender of the Protestant Faith.
MARRIED - 08 September 1761 to Sophia Charlotte with whom he fathered 15 children.
DECLARED UNFIT TO RULE - 05 February 1811 (Due to the condition Prophyria, a rare genetic malady that afflicts the liver and causes symptoms akin to "madness").
DIED - 29 January 1820 at Windsor Castle aged 81, after a reign of 59 years 3 months and 5 days.
BURIED - Windsor Castle

NUMISMATIC:

MINTS:
 Tower of London until 1811
Tower Hill 1811-1820
Soho, Birmingham 1797-1808

ENGRAVERS and DESIGNERS:

Conrad Heinrich Kuchler Nathaniel Merchant
John R. Ochs Lewis Pingo
Thomas Pingo Johann Tanner
Richard Yoe Benedetto Pistrucci
Thomas Wyon William Wyon

DENOMINATIONS:

Crown = 5 Shillings Groat = Fourpence
Three Shilling Threepence
Halfcrown Half Groat*
Eighteenpence Penny*
Shilling = 12 Pence Halfpenny
Sixpence Farthing = 1/4 Pence

*The Half Groat and Penny were issued in both silver and copper during this reign

   SILVER = BLUE    COPPER = RED


 

George III near the end of his life

ABOUT THIS PAGE:

All of the coins shown on this page are from my personal collection and are not for sale.  This type set is a work in progress and updates will be made as coins are added, upgraded or sent off for certification to third party grading services.  Grading services used are PCGS, NGC and ANACS.  In cases where no grading service is listed the stated grade is my personal opinion based on my 25 years of experience as a numismatist.  References to SPINK refer to "Coins of England and the United Kingdon" 39th edition 2004 published by Spink & Son Ltd. of London.

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCES USED IN THE CREATION OF THIS PAGE:

"COINS OF ENGLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM" - Spink &  Son Ltd. 2003-2005

"COINS OF ENGLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM" - Seaby 1996 and 1984

"STANDARD CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH AND UK COINS" Coincraft 2000

"ENGLISH SILVER COINAGE SINCE 1649" Seaby 1992

"THE ROYAL MINT - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY" Royal Mint 1986

"GUIDE BOOK OF ENGLISH COINS" Whitman 1967

"THE MILLED COINAGE OF ENGLAND" Spink & Son Ltd. 1950

"ENGLISH COINS" Spink & Son Ltd. 1932

 

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