William came to the throne in 1830. He was the only monarch not to use Pistrucci’s St George and the dragon design on the reverse of The Sovereign. Instead, he used an image of the crowned shield of the Royal Arms, designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen.
William IV reigned for 7 years, which is short in comparison to his niece Victoria, who would reign for a record of 63 years. As a result of his short reign, Sovereigns of William IV are amongst the most sought after by collectors around the world.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|