British Coins One Penny 1826 King George IV

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British Coins One Penny 1826 King George IV
Penny 1825-1827 George IV

Obverse: Laureated and draped bust of King George IV "GEORGIUS IIII DEI GRATIA" (George IV by the Grace of God) with the date 1826 below the bust.

Reverse: The figure of Britannia, helmeted, and seated upon a rock, her right hand resting upon a shield, and holding in her left the Trident. Legend: "BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF:" (King of The British territories, Defender of the Faith) Exergue: A rose, thistle and shamrock intertwined, instead of a date, with edge plain.
Obverse and reverse bust designed by William Wyon.

Country:   United Kingdom.
Years:  1825-1827.
Value:  1 Penny.
Metal:  Copper.
Weight:  18 g.
Diameter:   34 mm.
Thickness: 1.8 mm.
Shape:  Round.
Demonetized: 08-31-1971.
References: KM# 693, Sp# 3823.

There were three different reverse varieties for 1826. One without a centre line in the saltire. One with a thin raised line and the third with a thick raised line.
The 1827 Pennies are rare especially in higher grades because they were issued for use in Australia, and a lot were damaged by environmental issues like the sea journey over there by ship.

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