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William IV ( 1830-37), penny, 1831. Shows laureate bare head of King William IV, right faced, on obverse, with Britannia seated facing right holding a trident, hand resting on a shield to the left, with rose, thistle and shamrock below on reverse. Inscription: 'GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA' (William IV by the grace of God), with the date below, 1831 on obverse. 'BRITANNIAR REX FID: DEF:', (King of Britain Defensor of the Faith) on reverse. Minted in 1831, this coin is an example of the first pennies struck during the reign of William IV.The rose, thistle and shamrock on the reverse symbolise the union of England, Scotland and Ireland. The last William IV era pennies would have been minted in 1837.
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dia 28mm (dia 1 1/8")
2.2mm (1/16")
w 9.4g
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