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New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY
New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

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The Highlights of Benedetto Pistrucci Three-Coin Silver Set brings together three silver coins that pay homage to the Italian engraver. An original George III crown, dated between 1818 and 1820, and a George IV crown, dated between 1821 and 1824, are included in this set, each featuring the work of Benedetto Pistrucci on both the obverse and reverse.

Benedetto Pistrucci was first commissioned by William Wellesley Pole to design a coinage portrait of George III to be used on new coins for the Great Recoinage of 1816. He was then asked to work on a design of St George and the dragon to appear on the new Sovereigns of 1817, and this design later featured on the 1818 crown with some changes. A 2024 silver coin from our Great Engravers Collection displays a remastered design that first appeared on the 1818 crown.

Specification

Great Engravers Pistrucci George and the Dragon 2024 UK 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Weight 62.42 g
Diameter 40.00mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Proof
Year 2024
Pure Metal Type Silver

George III Crown

Specification Value
Denomination Crown
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 37.60mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Quality Circulating
Year 1818-1820
Pure Metal Type Silver
Condition Minimum of Fine

George IV Crown

Specification Value
Denomination Crown
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 37.60mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Quality Circulating
Year 1821-1824
Pure Metal Type Silver
Condition Minimum of Fine
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