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19th Century Half Guinea of George III

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1900N4.3
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1804 - 1804


The Earl of Dartmouth, acting for George III laid the foundation stone of Christ Church on 22nd July, 1805. It was the first church in Birmingham to have free seating for the public, but kept men and women separated.
Demolition of the church, which once stood on the site of Victoria Square, started in January 1899.This coin was one of a group of six gold and twelve silver coins found near the foundation stone, presumably laid as a foundation deposit.

Presented by Mr Cregoe Colmore.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Denomination:Half guinea
Place of Origin:England - possibly

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Diameter:21 mm