Origin: These coins are dated 1806 to 1808 and are from the 4th issuance of pennies under King George III, who ruled Great Britain during the American Revolution. They're significantly worn but still have some detail, so we're offering them at a discount! The obverse shows the bust of King George III and the reverse shows a seated Britannia, the symbolic personification of Britain.
George III, often known as the "mad king that lost America," is perhaps best known for his suffering from mental illness. For a long time historians believed that the king suffered from porphyria, a genetic blood disease that ran in the royal family and could cause anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations among other symptoms. However, modern analysis of letters written by George has revealed that the king more likely suffered from bipolar disorder.
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Your order will include:
- One 4th issue penny of George III
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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