George III, Halfcrown 1818
1818 Halfcrown, 2nd bust.
Obverse: Second laureate bust of King George III right, legend around.
Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci.
Legend: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1818.
Reverse: Crowned and quartered ornate shield of arms overlaid with smaller shield in centre, all within Royal Garter, legend around.
Engraver: Thomas Wyon.
Legend: BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE · (King of the Britains Defender of the Faith Shame on he who thinks evil of it).
Catalogue: Spink# 3789, KM# 672, N# 13169.
Silver: 0.925, 0.4205 oz. ASW, 14.14g, 32mm.
Grade: Fine. Obverse: The laurel leaves are still largely discernible and some of the broader hairlines remain visible, especially below the wreath.
Reverse: The garter motto is legible and the stones at the bottom of the crown are clear.