George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness.
George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. His charm and culture earned him the title "the first gentleman of England". He commissioned the remodel of Buckingham Palace, and the of rebuild Windsor Castle.
Taxpayers were angry at his wasteful spending at a time when Britons were fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. He did not provide national leadership in time of crisis, nor act as a role model for his people. His only legitimate child, Princess Charlotte, died before him in 1817 and so he was succeeded by his younger brother, William.
This coin is the first year of the type! Fully struck for this super condition rarity type and shows amazing original luster.
Additional Rarity: A George IV Crown 1821 MS67 sold at an auction on January 7, 2018 for $22,800.
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