Modern – George IV Coin

Finds from Wirral

Modern – George IV Coin

Not old enough to be recorded on PAS but still interesting as part of the Wirral story.

Here we have a penny coin dated 1826 issued during the reign of King George IV.

He was king from 1820 until his death in 1830 but had acted as Prince Regent from 1811 during his father King George III mental illness.

George IV was the eldest child of King George III and Queen Charlotte. He 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 commissioned Jeffry Wyatville to rebuild Windsor Castle.

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