1787 Shilling CoinSolid Silver
*** OVER 200 Years Old ***
Three hundred and twenty severn year old Engllish Shilling Coin from 1787
George III 1787 Shilling
225th Anniversary of the George III 1787 Shilling
The second type shilling for George III really only had a one year minting of 1787. One was also issued in 1798 which is known as the "Dorrien and Magens' shilling" however they are very rare and beyond most peoples pockets
England was almost bankrupt due to the war with America and the French revolution. Also due to the Battle of waterloo and the Battle of Trafalgar during his long reign Britain could not afford to produce coinage.
In 1763 there was a very small issue of sixpence known as the "Northumberland sixpence" being the first type, but these are now exceptionally rare A few more dates exist for the third type sixpence. In the early 1800's a few silver tokens of various values were also struck.
Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Royal Mint, London
George III (1760-1820)
Dimensions: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.986 g (Weight)
Solid 0.925 Silver
DateEra: 1787 AD
Denomination: 1 sixpence
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of the King wearing armour facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: Four shields arranged to form a cross with the Star of the Garter at its centre; between arms of cross, a crown; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1787, the date being below the shield containing Irish arms. No semee of hearts in Hanoverian shield.
Edge Description: diagonal milled, ///
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1787
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1787
Solid 0.925 Silver
It is in very good condition
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William III & II (Dutch: Willem III; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange (Dutch: Willem III van Oranje) over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland; it is a coincidence that his regnal number (III) was the same for both Orange and England. As King of Scotland, he is known as William II. He is informally known by sections of the population in Northern Ireland and Scotland as "King Billy". In what became known as the "Glorious Revolution", on 5 November 1688 William invaded England in an action that ultimately deposed King James II & VII and won him the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland. In the British Isles, William ruled jointly with his wife, Mary II, until her death on 28 December 1694. The period of their joint reign is often referred to as "William and Mary".
A Protestant, William participated in several wars against the powerful Catholic king of France, Louis XIV, in coalition with Protestant and Catholic powers in Europe. Many Protestants heralded him as a champion of their faith. Largely because of that reputation, William was able to take the British crowns when many were fearful of a revival of Catholicism under James. William's victory over James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is still commemorated by the Orange Order. His reign marked the beginning of the transition from the personal rule of the Stuarts to the more Parliament-centred rule of the House of Hanover.
Prince of Orange
Reign 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702
Predecessor William II
Successor John William Friso
Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel
Reign July 1672 – 8 March 1702
Predecessor William II
Successor William IV
King of England, Scotland and Ireland (more ...)
Reign 13 February 1689 – 8 March 1702
Coronation 11 April 1689
Predecessor James II & VII
Co-monarch Mary II
Spouse Mary II of England
House House of Orange-Nassau
Father William II, Prince of Orange
Mother Mary, Princess Royal
Born 4 November 1650
[N.S.: 14 November 1650]
Binnenhof, The Hague
Died 8 March 1702 (aged 51)
[N.S.: 19 March 1702]
Kensington Palace, London
Burial Westminster Abbey, London
William III of England and Orange & II of Scotland
House of Orange-Nassau
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 4 November 1650 Died: 8 March 1702
Title last held by
William II Prince of Orange
Baron of Breda
4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702 Succeeded by
John William Friso
Title last held by
James II & VII King of England
King of Ireland
13 February 1689 – 8 March 1702
with Mary II (until 28 December 1694) Succeeded by
King of Scotland
11 May 1689 – 8 March 1702
with Mary II (until 28 December 1694)
First Stadtholderless Period
Title last held by
William II Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland
Second Stadtholderless Period
Title next held by
Stadtholder of Utrecht
Stadtholder of Guelders and Overijssel
James II Lord High Admiral
1689 Succeeded by
The Earl of Torrington
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Willem van Egmond Willem van Egmond jr. Philip I of Croÿ-Chimay Willem van Egmond jr. Adolf III of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein Jan V of Nassau-Vianden-Diez Philip of Burgundy Floris van Egmond René of Châlon Philip de Lalaing Philip de Montmorency, Count of Hoorn Karel van Brimeu Gillis van Berlaymont John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg Willem IV van den Bergh Adolf van Nieuwenaar Maurice of Nassau Frederick Henry of Orange William II of Orange interregnum William III of Orange interregnum William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Hugo van Lannoy Willem van Lalaing Gozewijn de Wilde Jan van Lannoy Lewis de Bruges Wolfert VI van Borselen Joost van Lalaing Jan III van Egmond Henry III of Nassau-Breda Antoon van Lalaing René of Châlon Louis of Flanders Maximilian II of Burgundy William of Orange Maximilian of Hennin Philip of Noircarmes William of Orange Adolf van Nieuwenaar (Utrecht only) Maurice of Nassau Frederick Henry of Orange William II of Orange interregnum William III of Orange interregnum William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Georg Schenck van Toutenburg Maximiliaan van Egmond Jan van Ligne Karel van Brimeu Gillis van Berlaymont Caspar van Robles Georges van Lalaing Francisco Verdugo Adolf van Nieuwenaar Maurice of Nassau Frederick Henry of Orange William II of Orange William III of Orange William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Christoph van Moers Jasper van Marwijck Charles, Duke of Guelders Ludolf Coenders Georg Schenck van Toutenburg Maximiliaan van Egmond Jan van Ligne Karel van Brimeu Gillis van Berlaymont Caspar van Robles Georges van Lalaing Francisco Verdugo Willem Lodewijk of Nassau-Dietz Maurice of Nassau Ernst Casimir Hendrik Casimir I Willem Frederik Hendrik Casimir II William II of Orange William III of Orange William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Æthelstan Edmund I Eadred Eadwig Edgar the Peaceful Edward the Martyr Æthelred the Unready Sweyn Forkbeard Edmund Ironside Cnut the Great Harold Harefoot Harthacnut Edward the Confessor Harold Godwinson Edgar the Ætheling William I William II Henry I Stephen Matilda Henry II Henry the Young King Richard I John Henry III Edward I Edward II Edward III Richard II Henry IV Henry V Henry VI Edward IV Edward V Richard III Henry VII Henry VIII Edward VI Jane Mary I and Philip Elizabeth I
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This article is about the year 1787. For the number, see 1787 (number).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century – 18th century – 19th century
Decades: 1750s 1760s 1770s – 1780s – 1790s 1800s 1810s
Years: 1784 1785 1786 – 1787 – 1788 1789 1790
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1787 in other calendars Gregorian calendar 1787
Ab urbe condita 2540
Armenian calendar 1236
Assyrian calendar 6537
Bahá'í calendar −57 – −56
Bengali calendar 1194
Berber calendar 2737
British Regnal year 27 Geo. 3 – 28 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2331
Burmese calendar 1149
Byzantine calendar 7295–7296
Chinese calendar 丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4483 or 4423
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4484 or 4424
Coptic calendar 1503–1504
Discordian calendar 2953
Ethiopian calendar 1779–1780
Hebrew calendar 5547–5548
- Vikram Samvat 1843–1844
- Shaka Samvat 1709–1710
- Kali Yuga 4888–4889
Holocene calendar 11787
Igbo calendar 787–788
Iranian calendar 1165–1166
Islamic calendar 1201–1202
Japanese calendar Tenmei 7
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4120
Minguo calendar 125 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2330
Year 1787 (MDCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.
Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States
January 6 – The North Carolina General Assembly authorizes nine commissioners to purchase 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land for the county seat of Chatham County. The town is named Pittsborough (later shortened to Pittsboro) for William Pitt the Younger.
January 11 – William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
January 19 – Mozart's Symphony No. 38 is premièred in Prague.
February 4 – Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts fails.
February 28 – A charter is granted establishing the institution which will become the University of Pittsburgh.
April 2 – A Charter of Justice is signed providing the authority for the establishment of the first New South Wales (i.e. Australian) Courts of Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction.
May 7 – The New Church is founded.
May 13 – Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth in England with the eleven ships of the First Fleet carrying around 700 convicts and at least 300 crew and guards to establish a penal colony in Australia.
May 14 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates begin arriving for a Constitutional Convention (United States).
May 22 – In Britain, Thomas Clarkson and Granville Sharp found the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade with support from John Wesley, Josiah Wedgwood and others.
May 25 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates begin to convene the Constitutional Convention intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. However, a new United States Constitution is eventually produced. George Washington presides over the Convention.
May – Orangist troops attack Vreeswijk, Harmelen and Maarssen: civil war starts in the Dutch Republic.
May 31 – The original Lord's Cricket Ground in London holds its first cricket match; Marylebone Cricket Club founded.
June 6 – Franklin College, named for Benjamin Franklin, opens in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It later merges with Marshall College to become Franklin and Marshall College.
June 20 – Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention that the government be called the United States.
June 28 – Princess Wilhelmina of Orange, sister of King Frederick William II of Prussia, is captured by Dutch Republican patriots, taken to Goejanverwellesluis and not allowed to travel to The Hague.
July 13 – The Congress of the United States enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
August 27 – Launching a 45-foot (14 m) steam powered craft on the Delaware River, John Fitch demonstrates the first U.S. patent for his design.
September 13 – Prussian troops enter the Dutch Republic. Within a few weeks 40,000 Patriots (out of a population of 2,000,000) go into exile in France (and learn from observation the ideals of the French Revolution).
September 17 – The United States Constitution is adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
September 24 – Washington Academy (later Washington & Jefferson College) is chartered by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
October 1 – Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792 – Battle of Kinburn: Alexander Suvorov, though sustaining a wound, routs the Turks.
October 27 – The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, is published in a New York paper.
October 29 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte) premieres in the Estates Theatre in Prague.
December 3 – James Rumsey demonstrates his water-jet propelled boat on the Potomac River.
December 7 – Delaware ratifies the Constitution and becomes the first U.S. state.
December 8 – La Purisima Mission is founded by Padre Fermín Lasuén as the eleventh of the Spanish missions in California.
December 12 – Pennsylvania becomes the second U.S. state.
December 18 – New Jersey becomes the third U.S. state.
December 23 – Captain William Bligh sets sail from England for Tahiti in HMS Bounty.
Caroline Herschel is granted an annual salary of £50 by King George III of Great Britain for acting as assistant to her brother William in astronomy.
The North Carolina General Assembly incorporates Waynesborough and designates it the county seat for Wayne County, North Carolina.
Antoine Lavoisier is the first to suggest that silica is an oxide of a thusfar unknown metallic chemical element, later isolated and named silicon.
Freed slave Ottobah Cugoano publishes Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species in England.
January 1 – Manuel José Arce, Revolutionary General and first President of The Federal Republic of Central America. (d. 1847)
February 10 – William Bradley, Britain's tallest man ever 7 ft 9 in. (d. 1820)
February 17 – George Mogridge (Old Humphrey), British writer and poet (d. 1854)
March 7 – George Bethune English, American explorer and writer (d. 1828)
March 11 – Ivan Nabokov, Russian General (d. 1852)
March 17 – Edmund Kean, British actor (d. 1833)
April 26 – Ludwig Uhland, German poet (d. 1862)
June 28 – Sir Harry Smith, English soldier and military commander (d. 1860)
November 7 – Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Serbian linguist and major reformer of the Serbian language (d. 1864)
November 18 – Louis Daguerre, French artist and chemist (d. 1851)
November 21 – Samuel Cunard, Canadian business, prominent Nova Scotian, founder of the Cunard Line (d. 1865)
December 10 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (d. 1851)
December 16 – Mary Russell Mitford, English novelist and dramatist (d. 1855)
Hugh Maxwell, American lawyer and politician (d. 1873)
Rudjer Boscovich, Croatian scientist and diplomat (b. 1711)
Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, Fren ch statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
April 1 – Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
April 2 – Thomas Gage, British general (b. 1719)
May 10 – William Watson, English physician and scientist (b. 1715)
May 28 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer (b. 1719)
June 20 – Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer (b. 1723)
July 4 – Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, Marshal of France (b. 1715)
August 1 – Alphonsus Liguori, Italian founder of the Redemptionist order (b. 1696)
October 7 – Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (b. 1711)
October 28 – Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (b. 1735)
November 3 – Robert Lowth, English bishop and grammarian (b. 1710)
November 15 – Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
Francis William Drake, British admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1724)
Soame Jenyns, English writer (b. 1704)
The Two-Headed Boy of Bengal who suffered from a rare condition called Craniopagus parasiticus (b. 1783)