George IV (29.1.1820 - 26.6.1830)

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Britannia is now helmeted and for the first time faces right. The ship has sailed! Fidei Defensor makes its first appearance. This is the last reign to have the king's portrait draped.

Second issue design (1826 - 1830)

PictureDate DESCRIPTION Price  
1830 Fine £5.00
1830 VF, rare £18.00
Click here to view picture 1830 GVF £25.00
Click here to view picture 1829 Near VF, rare £20.00
Click here to view picture 1829 GVF £35.00
1828 VF £15.00
Click here to view picture 1828 GVF £22.00
Click here to view picture 1828 GVF or better £25.00
Click here to view picture 1828 EF/GEF £60.00
Click here to view picture 1827 VF £25.00
Click here to view picture 1827 GVF, rare £35.00
Click here to view picture 1827 EF or better £70.00
1826 Near VF/GF £5.00
1826 GVF £12.50
Click here to view picture 1826 Roman I in date, instead of Arabic 1. BMC -- . GF or better, extremely rare. £115.00
Click here to view picture 1826 Roman I in date, instead of Arabic 1. BMC -- . GEF, traces of lustre, extremely rare in this grade. (See photo for close-up of this variety.) Sold

First issue design (1821 - 1826)

In 1822 and 1825 two obverses occur:

Obverse 1 has the lowest three leaves in the laurel wreath rendered with a raised central rib-line.

Obverse 2 has incuse central lines.

Obverse 2 is commoner than Obverse 1 in 1822. Obverse 2 is much rarer than Obverse 1 in 1825.

PictureDate DESCRIPTION Price  
Click here to view picture 1826 R over E in GRATIA. BMC -- . Near EF £175.00
1825 Obverse 1. GVF £10.00
1825 Obverse 1. EF £18.00
Click here to view picture 1825 Obverse 1. Unc good lustre or better £70.00
Click here to view picture 1825 Obverse 1. BU Almost Full Lustre £85.00
Click here to view picture 1825 Obverse 1. BU Full Lustre, very lightly toning. £110.00
Click here to view picture 1825 Obverse 1. BU Full Lustre, toning mark on reverse. £115.00
1825 Obverse 1. 5 of the date is over a higher 5. Near VF £12.00
1823 Near VF £8.00
Click here to view picture 1823 GEF £45.00
Click here to view picture 1823 1 over inverted 1 in the date. Sometimes described as Roman I. BMC 1413. GVF very rare £95.00
Click here to view picture 1823 1 over inverted 1 in the date. Sometimes described as Roman I. BMC 1413. Unc toned, but with a small carbon spot near F of DEF on reverse. Extremely rare £250.00
1822 Obverse 1. GVF £10.00
1822 Obverse 2. Near VF £4.00
1822 Obverse 2. VF £5.50
1822 Obverse 2. Near EF £14.00
1822 Obverse 2. Near EF, hints of lustre £18.00
Click here to view picture 1822 Obverse 2. EF £22.00
Click here to view picture 1822 Obverse 2. GEF £30.00
Click here to view picture 1822 Obverse 2. Choice Uncirculated fields proof like £75.00
Click here to view picture 1822 Obverse 2. D over D in DEF. BMC --. Uncirculated with a hint of lustre, very rare £125.00
1821 GF £3.50
1821 GVF £10.00
Click here to view picture 1821 GEF £40.00

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