George III Shilling Fine or Better | The Royal Mint

George III Shilling Fine or Better

  • An original George III shilling
  • A circulating coin of the era
  • Used in everyday transactions
  • Offered for sale in a minimum of Fine condition
Price: £92.00
  • In Stock
  • Shipping within 3 - 5 working days.
  • Product code: HISX154

What was a Shilling?

Sixpences were commonly used coins in the 18th Century. In a time when £1 equalled 20 Shillings and 1 Shilling equalled 12 Pence, the Sixpence was effectively a half Shilling coin.

In the 18th century a minimum salary of £40 a year was required to support a family and to live a comfortable life £100 a year was needed. Average wages for a carpenter were around 3 Shillings a day or £39 a year, renting a house would cost around £10 a year, and a four pound loaf of bread (the standard size!) cost 5 Pence.

With a single Shilling you could buy dinner in a steakhouse - beef, bread and beer plus tip, 1lb of perfumed soap, postage of a one page letter from London to New York, or 1lb of Parmesan cheese.

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