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1787, Great Britain, George III. Beautiful Silver Shilling Coin.

Mint Year: 1787
Denomination: Shilling
Reference: KM-607.1.
Material: Sterling Silver (.925)
Diameter: 25mm
Weight: 5.99gm

Obverse: Laureate and armoured bust of George III right.
Legend: GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA

Reverse: Cruciform shields with four crowns in fields and Cross of the Garter in the middle.
Legend: M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . E . T . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . E . T . E . 1787 .

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and prince-elector of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain and spoke English as his first language. Despite his long life, he never visited Hanover.

George III’s long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places further afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American Revolutionary War, which led to the establishment of the United States. A series of wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, over a twenty-year period, finally concluded in the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.

In the latter half of his life, George III suffered from recurrent and, eventually, permanent mental illness. Medical practitioners were baffled by this at the time, although it is now generally thought that he suffered from the blood disease porphyria. After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and George III’s eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III’s death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV. Historical analysis of George III’s life has gone through a “kaleidoscope of changing views” which have depended heavily on the prejudices of his biographers and the sources available to them.

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Origin of name for Shilling monetary unit   The origin of the term "shilling" as a monetary unit dates back to medieval England. The word "shilling" is believed to have derived from the Old English word "scilling," which means "to divide" or "to separate."In medieval England, the shilling was a unit of currency introduced during the reign of King Henry VII in the late 15th century. It w ...
Silver coins of George III   During the reign of George III, a wide variety of silver coins were minted across the British Empire. These coins were used for everyday transactions, trade, and commerce. Here are some of the main types of silver coins minted during George III's reign:Shilling: The shilling was a standard unit of currency in the British Empire, and silver shi ...

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