Great Britain 1825 shilling

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20899
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20899 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "George IV Shilling 1825, Bare Head, Roman I in date, MS66 PCGS, bold strike, full face on the lion, gleaming cartwheel luster, and gorgeous greenish blue and gold iridescent toning. Very rare grade for the type, but probably the finest known example of the "Roman 1" variety, which catalogues in the SCBC 2012 edition for £2,000 in UNC. From The Kairos Collection." This type is reported for 1825-29 and superseded the laureate wreath type (KM 687).

Recorded mintage: 2,429,000, including KM 687, plus proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3812, KM 694.


  • 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.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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