The original Silver Crown coin of George IV’s reign, issued nearly 200 years ago, is a coin that is guaranteed to seize the attention of any serious collector.
That’s because it was minted for only 2 years and was the last Silver Crown to use Pistrucci’s famous St. George and the Dragon reverse for 65 years – making it an extremely significant piece of numismatic history.
Pistrucci’s St. George and the Dragon
Benedetto Pistrucci, the Italian cameo artist and engraver, joined The Royal Mint in 1816 and created his masterpiece – St. George and the Dragon – shortly after. His iconic design was adopted for the silver crown, which was struck in 1821 and 1822.
However, he soon found himself in conflict with George IV by refusing to use a more flattering bust on the obverse of his coinage.
As a result, Pistrucci was relieved of his duties and subsequently the decision was made in 1825 to change both the obverse and reverse of the designs of the silver crown after only two years of minting – and St George and the Dragon began its 65 year exile.
Limited number available
Due to the incredible rarity of these coins, we have managed to source a small number which are now available to collectors. Considering the historical significance of this coin, our small stock is likely to be highly sought after.
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George IV Silver Crown 1821-22
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- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Years of Issue: 1821-22
- Diameter: 39mm
- Weight: 28.28g
- Finish: Circulated.
- Comes in deluxe box with COA.