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Dec 9, 2009

Sovereign: Victoria (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

Sovereign: Victoria (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)


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designed by

William Wyon

(British, 1795–1851)


Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Weight: 7.906 g (0.28 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.218


Did you know?

William Wyon was the official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.


With the end of the rule of the House of Hanover, whose last direct representative on the British throne was William IV (died 1837), the royal arms that had ceased to show the French pretention at the end of the first coinage of George III were now further simplified. In each quarter from top right to bottom left: 1. England; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland; 4. England.

See also
MED - Numismatics
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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