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I <3 George IV halfcrowns


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I already have a very nice one, but this one came along and I couldn't pass it up. It has hairlines much like my previous one, but the details are great, showing just a slight hint of wear at the highest points.

 

There's just something about these that I really love. The reverse design is so intricate and has a lot of different elements in a small space but it's very.. majestic. The obverse I really like as well. George IV was the last British king portrayed wearing the Roman-style laurel wreath on any coins. This portrait was only used for a few years before the bare head portrait of his later coinage.

 

 

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:bthumbsup: I always felt that the shield gave these pieces a very Continental, perhaps even German states look to them. Unfortunately I can't say I've seen any Hanoverian George IV pieces.
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