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George III

 

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George III was the third Hanoverian king of Great Britain. During his reign, Britain lost its American colonies but emerged as a leading power in Europe. He suffered from recurrent fits of madness and after 1810, his son acted as regent.

George III was born on 4 June 1738 in London, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. He became heir to the throne when his father died in 1751, succeeding his grandfather George II in 1760. He was the first Hanoverian monarch to use English as his first language. In 1761, George married Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and they enjoyed a happy marriage, with 15 children.

George chose his mentor the Earl of Bute as his first chief minister. He was a poor choice, isolating George from senior politicians. Effective government became almost impossible, and George was increasingly vilified. The instability following Bute's resignation in 1763 did little to solve the crown's financial difficulties, made worse by the Seven Years' War. In 1770, George appointed Lord North as his first minister. Although an effective administrator, North's government was dominated by disagreements with the American colonists over British attempts to levy taxes on them. War began in 1775 and was prolonged in 1779, at the king's insistence, to prevent copycat protests elsewhere. The British defeat in 1781 prompted North to resign.

In 1783, North and the prominent Whig politician Fox formed a coalition government. Their plans to reform the East India Company gave George the chance to regain popularity. He forced the bill's defeat in Parliament, and the two resigned. In their place George appointed William Pitt the Younger. The combination of Pitt's skill and war with France in 1793 strengthened George's position, but disagreements over emancipation of the Catholics - Pitt was in favour and George vehemently opposed - led to Pitt's resignation in 1801.

The American war, its political aftermath and family quarrels put great strain on George. After serious bouts of illness in 1788 - 1789 and 1801, thought now to be caused by porphyria, he became permanently deranged in 1810. The Prince of Wales (later George IV) became regent.

George remained ill until his death at Windsor Castle on 29 January 1820. In 1801, under the Act of Union Great Britain and Ireland were united into a single nation - the United Kingdom. George was thus the first king of the new nation.

 

 

George III 1760 - 1820

Guinea

  • Spade Guinea
  • Years of issue: 1787-1799
  • Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 8.4g
  • Metal: 22 Carat Gold
  • Obverse: Bust of George III
  • Reverse: Crowned Spade Shaped Shield
  • 2nd Laureate Bust
  • Diameter: 24,00 mm
  • Weight: 8,40 gr
  • 91.6% Gold
  • 5th Laureate Bust - "Spade-shaped Shield"
  • Diameter: 24,00 mm
  • Weight: 8,40 gr
  • 91.6% Gold
  • 5th Laureate Bust ( short hair ) - "Military Guinea"
  • Diameter: 24,00 mm
  • Weight: 8,40 gr
  • 91.46% Gold

 

 

1777 George III milled gold full guinea (21 shillings)

8.37g, 24.8mm

1786 George III milled gold guinea
1765 George III milled gold Guinea

1783 George III milled gold Guinea

1787 George III milled gold Guinea

Half Guinea

  • 1st Laureate Bust
  • Diameter: 20,00 mm
  • Weight: 4,20 gr
  • 91.6% Gold
  • 5th Laureate Bust - "Spade-shaped Shield"
  • Diameter: 21,00 mm
  • Weight: 4,20 gr
  • 91.6% Gold
  • 6th Laureate Bust - "Shield in Garter"
  • Diameter: 21,00 mm
  • Weight: 4,20 gr
  • 91.6% Gold

 

 

1777 George III milled gold half guinea
1787 George III milled gold half guinea
1799 George III milled half gold guinea 1787 George III milled gold half guinea

1790 George III milled gold half guinea

4.08g,20mm dia

1769 George III milled gold half guinea
 
1769 George III milled gold half guinea  

Third Guinea

 

  • Laureate Bust - Legend "FIDEI DEFENSOR + BRITANIARUM REX"
  • Diameter: 17,00 mm
  • Weight: 2,80 gr
  • Gold

 

  • Laureate Bust - Legend "·MAG·BRI·FR·ET·HIB·REX·"
  • Diameter: 17,00 mm
  • Weight: 2,80 gr
  • Gold

 

Neat relic - 1804 George III milled gold 1/3 guinea forgery

1798 George III milled gold 1/3 guinea

1804 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea

2.82g, 17.07mm

1806 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea

2.80g, 17.11mm

18thC George III milled gold 1/3rdquinea
1799 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea 1800 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea
1799 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea
1797 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea
1796 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea

1804 George III milled gold third guinea

2.76g,17mm

 

1800 George III milled gold third guinea

2.76g,17mm

 

Quarter Guinea

  • Laureate Bust
  • Diameter: 16,00 mm
  • Weight: 2,10 gr
  • Gold

 

1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea - 5 shillings 3 pence

1762 George III milled gold qtr guinea

15.7mm, 2.06g

1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea

2.13g,25.72mm

1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea
 
1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea  

Gold Sovereign

Obverse: right facing laureate head; legend, "GEORGIUS D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:"; the date is at the bottom of the coin.

                   Reverse: Pistrucci's St. George and the dragon inside a garter. Note that St. George is holding a broken lance with a streamer flowing from his helmet. Legend, "HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE." with a small incuse B.P on the left ground below the broken lance and an incuse WWP in the buckle of the garter, these being respectively the initials of Benedetto Pistrucci, the Chief Engraver and William Wesley Pole, the Master of the Mint.

7.98 gram and its diameter as 22 mm.

 
1817 George III full gold sovereign - 8.04g, 22.16mm  

Gold half Sovereign

1820 George III milled sold half sovereign

1817 George III milled gold half sovereign

3.96g,19.26mm

 
1817 George III milled sold half sovereign  
Half crowns (30 pence) and bank tokens
1817 George III 'bullhead milled silver half crown ( 30 pence)
1818 George III miled silver half crown ( 30 pence)
1811 George III Bank of England issue Eighteen pence milled silver - 1 shilling and six pence
Stunning 1815 Bank of England issue George III milled silver 1 shilling and 6 pence (18 pence)

1816 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence) size comparison with sixpence

1819 George III half crown (30 pence)

Very rare 1806 George III bullhead silver proof farthing - not sure if this is a period forgery

1811 George III Bank of England issue Eighteen pence milled silver - 1 shilling and six pence

1815 George III Bank of England milled silver 3 shillings (36 pence)

14.5g, 35mm

1811 George III milled silver 3 shilling Bank Of England toekn (36 pence)

1811 Bank of England milled silver 1s 6D (18 pence) forgery

 

1811 George III milled silver forgery Eighteen pence (1s 6d) Bank of England issue
Huge 1817 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence) forgery
Small change 1, 2 and 3 pence
1792 George III milled silver penny 1779 George III milled silver penny
Tiny 1784 George III milled silver one pence Maundy set 0.44g, 11.44mm
1784 George III milled silver penny
1779 George III milled silver penny 1779 George III milled silver 1 pence
1772 George III milled silver two pence 1763 George III milled silver 3 pence
1763 George III milled silver 3 pence
1762 George III milled silver 3 pence
 
1781 George III milled silver penny  

 

Sixpences and shillings (12 pence)

 

1813 George III bull head silver sixpence
1817 George III silver shilling(c)
1816 George III milled silver sixpence(b)
1820 George III 'bullhead' silver milled silver shilling
George III 'bull head' silver shilling
1820 George III milled silver sixpence(c)
Fake 1816 George III silver sixpence(c)
1817 George III milled silver sixpence(c)
2 - George III silver shillings 1816, 1817 and a 1816 sixpence(c)
1816 George III silver sixpence
George III 1816 silver sixpence
George III 1819 period fake of a silver shilling, great artifact(b)
1815 George III milled silver shilling(z)
1819 George III milled silver shilling(x)
1820 George III milled silver sixpence(c)
1816 George III milled silver sixpence(c)
1817 George III milled silver shilling(x)
1816 George III silver sixpence overstamped IT(c)
 
 
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver shilling
 
 
1817 George III milled silver sixpence(b)
 
1816 George III milled silver sixpence - 2.72g 20 mm
1817 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 Georger III milled silver sixpence
1817 Georger III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling
1820 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1815 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milld silver sixpence

1817 George III milld silver sixpence
1816 Geroge III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1787 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1819 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1820 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1820 George III milled silver sixpence
1820 George III milled silver sixpence
1820 George III milled silver shilling forgery
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
1816 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
 
 
1762 George III milled silver 4 pence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled islver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver shilling
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Unusual love token - 1818 George III milled silver sixpence - stamped WP
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III millled silver sixpence
1818 George III millled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1820 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George V milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling forgery
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
George III milled silver sixpence forgery 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1787 George III milled silver shilling
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1820 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver shilling
1820 George III milled silver shilling 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver shilling 1817 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1818 George III milled silver six pence 1816 George III milled silver six pence
1818 George III milled silver six pence 1816 George III milled silver forgery
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1820 George III milled silver shilling
1820 George III milled silver sixpence shilling 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver shilling ( 12 pence)
1820 George III milled silver shilling 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Undated 19thC George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1818 George III milled silver six pence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1819 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1820 George III milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver shilling

1816 George III milled silver love token

This is the latest date love token coin I have seen

1816 George III milled silver shilling 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence forgery 1816 George III milled silver sixpence - Over stamped S
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence forgery 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1820 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silvcer sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled six pence
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1816 George III milled silver sixpence