|WILLIAM IV SILVER PENNY
|The William IV silver penny is the smallest of the Maundy coinage.
Silver pennies were not in circulation but they were still minted for
a tradition known as Maundy Money, where the Monarch gave
poor people in a parish a silver four pence (groat), a silver
threepence, a silver twopence and a silver penny.
Traditionally the number of poor people given these sets during a
maundy ceremony was equal to the same years as the
sovereign's life .
1830-1837 Silver, 0.5 grams, 11mm Diameter.
|William IV Silver Penny