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1826 PROOF SHILLING, George IV, 1820-30. S-3812, ESC-2411, Davies-232. (R2) 5.61g straight-grained edge. Obverse - the scarcer variety without the raised line approximately 1 in 4 proof shillings present in this form and is likely an earlier strike. Reverse - Design by Jean B. Merlen. Depicts the royal crest, i.e. crowned British Lion statant guardant standing on St Edwards crown. Below is a united sprig of rose, thistle and shamrock - floral emblems for England, Scotland and Ireland. The legend in full reads BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR. A denticular border and a narrow-raised rim surround the coin. All parts of the design in relief exhibit delicate frosting over mirrored fields. Attractive blue and grey toning over brilliant fields, FDC and very rare.
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1826 PROOF SHILLING, George IV, 1820-30. S-3812, ESC-2411, Davies-232. (R2) 5.61g straight-grained edge. Obverse - ...