1804 George III Silver Bank Ireland 6 Shillings Token


A very collectable Bank of Ireland, dated 1804, King George III Silver 6 Shillings Token Coin in very good condition.
The obverse of the coin features the laureate head of the king facing right, with GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. The reverse shows Hibernia seated left and holding a spray, with BANK OF IRELAND TOKEN and the value SIX SHILLINGS and date 1804 in the exergue.
These fascinating coins were struck after the emergency counter stamped coins along with the Bank of England Dollar re strikes on Spanish silver, due to the shortage of silver from the costly Napoleonic war. This was at time when the Royal mint was not producing crown coinage and the authority came from the Bank of England, thus technically making them a token, with a silver purity of 925/1000 (Sterling)
Size: 41 mm (1 5/8 inches)
Weight: 26.6 g