Great Britain 1823 shilling

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24070
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24070 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George IV Shilling 1823, Laureate Head, MS64 NGC, sharply struck with golden gray toning." This type was struck for George IV 1823-25 and is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: 693,000.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: S-3811, KM 687.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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