George III, 1818 Silver Crown of Five Shillings
Obverse: Laureate head facing right, engraved by the designer Benedetto Pistrucci, PISTRUCCI below truncation, date 1818 below, with Latin legend and outer toothed border surrounding: GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D:
Reverse: St George and dragon right, PISTRUCCI in exergue, Order of the Garter motto in French with toothed border surrounding: .HONI . SOIT. QUI. MAL . Y. PENSE.
Edge inscribed in raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN* ANNO REGNI LVIII*
28.31 grams, 38 mm in diameter.
S.3787; Bull 2005; Davies 1; ESC 211; KM.675.
Attractively toned with proof-like fields especially so on the reverse, practically uncirculated, a pleasing example.
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