Absolutely Fantastic Rare Uncirculated 1819 George III Milled Silver Crown In Superb Investment Condition. This coin is in impeccable order and has been handed down several generations and has always been kept in a lovely dry place. Im told he (and my grandfather) always used to keep selected coins in a humidity controlled box (similar to a cigar box) which was atmospherically controlled to keep them dry and they were there right through George III and Victorian periods all the way through to George V period when it was finally handed down to my father.
I inherited this coin in 1983 when my father passed away and I have always kept it in a perspex capsule and in a box with silicone sachets to keep it completely dry and tarnish free. I loved the unusual original box and used it for my cigars and had it in my possession until some years ago when sadly that along with a few other small antiques was lost (or stolen) during our house move. This coin has been cherished and lovingly looked after for 200 years and is free from damage and scratches. It has only ever been handled with cotton gloves!I have carefully taken it out of the perspex capsule to photograph and placed it back in it after doing so. It will be extremely rare to find a silver coin this age in such remarkable condition. It is almost as if this coin in new. I hope to find it a good home and someone who will cherish it and look after it as my family have. Unfortunately my children have no interest in coins.
Value: 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4 LSD). Laureate portrait of King George III right, legend around, date below.GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D. P I S T R U C C I. Translation: George the Third by the Grace of God King of the Britains Defender of the Faith. George slaying the dragon right within Garter, legend around. HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE. Translation: Shame on he who thinks evil of it. Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LIX. Translation: An ornament and a safeguard 58th year of reign. The standard weight of these coins was 10/11 troy ounce (436.4 grains).
This is the first time we see Pistrucci's iconic portrait of St George slaying the dragon, shortly after he beat William Wyon to become the new chief engraver at the Royal Mint. George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738[c] 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Great Britain, spoke English as his first language and never visited Hanover. George's life and reign, which were longer than those of any of his predecessors, were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.
Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of Britain's American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence. Further wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France from 1793 concluded in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
In the later part of his life, George had recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness. Although it has since been suggested that he had bipolar disorder or the blood disease porphyria, the cause of his illness remains unknown. After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established. His eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent until his father's death, when he succeeded as George IV.
Historical analysis of George III's life has gone through a "kaleidoscope of changing views" that have depended heavily on the prejudices of his biographers and the sources available to them. The item "Rare Uncirculated 1819 George III Milled Silver Crown In Investment Condition" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Milled (1816-1837)\Crown". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Salford, Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.