1808 Patina Retro Pattern Crowns - New South Wales - Complete Set of 6 - Limited to 1,000 Minted
The series was inspired by W. J Taylor who in the 1800's produced a number of coins featuring the spectacular portrait of King George III by C. H. Kucher.
His patterns are rare.
A century and a half later, a mint engraver recreated the portrait for a 12-coin collection which was produced in different metals in Birmingham close to the site of Matthew Boulton's original Soho Mint.
The accompanying pattern crowns, all bearing the Retro New South Wales design, are struck from Copper, Bronzed Copper, Pewter, Golden Alloy, Aluminium and Nickel Silver with a limited 1,000 per piece mintage.
Each coin is dated 1808 and marks an important time in the history of Britain, and her Empire.
Britain's abolition of the slave trade after 1807, the "Acquisition" of Sierra Leone in 1808, the 1808 Rum Rebellion in New South Wales, the introduction of the 1808 token coinage in Ireland were all significant event of the period.