Irish Penny of George IV of 1822

at 300 dots / inch


Irish Coinage


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© 2002 - Copyright
_ Stafford-Langan
Version 1.10
15th August, 2002


This coin is an example of an Irish copper penny of George IV of 1822.
The legends are clear with no blundering and read:
(obverse) GEORGIUS IV D:G: REX (reverse) HIBERNIA. 1822
Which translate/expand as
(obverse) George IV King by the grace of God (reverse) Ireland 1822

This coin is a example of a specimen striking of this issue, often referred to as a proof, however there is a different and better striking with much better rims which is much rarer and which is the actual proof issue. The specimens have polished fields and light frosting on the devices - most noticeable on the harp, above.

The coin is in Uncirculated (UNC) condition but it has toned in some areas to a light chocolate brown with red lustre remaining only the finer detail within the design. Examples in this condition are scarce but examples with full original red lustre are rare.

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