|Courtesy of Rob Pearce
|George IV Penny
|Obverse and reverse bust designed by William Wyon.
The obverse features the portrait of king William IV with a
date below. With the words GEORGIUS VI DEI GRATIA.
The reverse features a seated Britannia with the words
BRITANNIAR: REX: FID: DEF:.
There were three different reverse varieties for 1826. One
without a centre line in the saltire. One with a thin raised
line and the third with a thick raised line.
The 1827 Pennies are rare especially in higher grades
because they were issued for use in Australia, and a lot
were damaged by environmental issues like the sea
journey over there by ship.