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Zebo   

Bill - saw your post ATS - very nice. Can't wait to see and read about the other Kings

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King George III was the longest ruling monarch until Queen Victoria's reign. George III (1738-1820) ascended to the throne in 1760 and ruled for 59 years. He was seceded by King George IV. George III was king when America won it's independence. He spent his last years in a fog of mental illness. This is the first issue of Pristucci's St. George design that is celebrating it's 200th anniversary this year. The St. George design was used until 1825 when both the St. George and Shield reverses were issued. It was replaced by the Shield reverse in 1826. St. George was reintroduced in 1871 and continues to this day. Between 1871 and 1887, both the St.George and Shield reverses were produced. This is partly due to India and China's preference for the Shield reverse. This makes sense as the dragon is a Chinese national symbol and the presence of St. George slaying the dragon wouldn't be viewed kindly.

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Zebo   

https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/983949/the-scandalous-life-of-rufus-a-k-a-king-william-ii-of-england#latest

This is my attempt at getting Bill to post more here as his posts are extremely informative and he has some beautiful  coins. I understand his disappoint with NGC's decision - but that isn't what this is about. It's about the education and enjoyment of the members here. 

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