Condition Very fine
The 1763 British shilling obverse features the armoured
laureate bust of King George III facing right, with the
surrounding legend: 'GEORGIVS-III DEI-GRATIA-'
The reverse shows a cruciform of crowned shields
representing George III's regal claims, an abbreviated
surrounding legend, and date divided above.
The top shield shows three lions to the left, representing
England, and one lion to the right representing Scotland.
The right shield shows three Fleur-de-lis, representing
France, the lower shield shows a harp, representing
Ireland and the left shield show the Hanoverian arms.
Also known as the 'Northumberland shilling', the Earl
of Northumberland had them struck and distributed 2,000
in Dublin on his appointment to Lord Lieutenant.