1822 George IV Lead Crown Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC MS63

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Coin ID: 1032493

St. George on horseback right slaying the dragon. SCBC-3805 style, reverse only; Unlisted in L&S and ESC. One of the finest and rarest unique PATTERNS we have ever handled. Exceedingly rare and quite possibly. This may be the only time in the foreseeable future to get this incredible coin as we believe only 1 or 2 were ever made.

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. He commissioned John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace, and Sir Jeffry 

him the title "the first gentleman of England", but his poor relationship with both his father and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, and his dissolute way of life, earned him the contempt of the people and dimmed the prestige of the monarchy. 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. Liverpool's government presided over Britain's ultimate victory, negotiated the peace settlement, and attempted to deal with the social and economic malaise that followed. His only legitimate child, Princess Charlotte, died before him in 1817 and so he was succeeded by his younger brother, William.

Additional Rarity: Victoria silver Pattern Crown 1837 MS66 sold at an auction on January 7, 2018 for $22,800.