Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


The Shilling


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History of the Shilling
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Search by reign:

Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.
I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.
The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


The Testoon

Values of these hammered coins are not available.


The Shilling


Oliver Cromwell

Year    F       VF      EF  
1658    750     1500    3800
1658d   extremely rare
d: Dutch copy

Charles II

Year    F       VF      EF 
1663    125     500     1400
1663v   250     800
1666el  500     1500    6000
1666elg 1800    4500
1666    extremely rare
1668b1  120     400     1400
1668/3  150     500
1668b2  120     450     1350
1669    extremely rare
1669/6  extremely rare
1670    150     500     1750
1671    150     500     1750
1671plb 400     1000    3500
1672    150     550     1800
1673    150     550     1750
1673plb 400     1100    3500
1673/2  175     600
1674/3  150     550
1674b2  150     500     2000
1674plb 350     1100    4000
1674plr 650     2000    4200
1674b3  450     1600
1675b2  200     800
1675/4  220     850
1675plb 400     1100    4250
1675b3  350     1250
1675/3  300     1100
1676    125     450     1600
1676/5  160     550
1676plb 400     1400    4500
1677    120     500     1800
1677pl  800     2500    7000
1678    140     500     1600
1678/7  160     700
1679    140     500     1800
1679plb 400     1100    4250
1679pl  700     2400    5000
1679/7  160     600
1680    ex rare
1680plb 850     2500    5000
1680/79 850     2500
1681    300     850     3000
1681/0  375     900     3250
1681ec  2500    8000
1682/1  1000    3000
1682    350     900
1683b2  ex rare
1683b4  220     700     2250
1684    220     700     2250
v:   First bust variety
b2:  Second bust
b3:  Third bust
b4:  Fourth (larger) bust
el:  elephant below bust
elg: As above, but 'guinea' head
plb: plumes both sides
plr: plumes reverse only
pl:  plume below bust
ec:  elephant and castle

James II

Year    F       VF      EF  
1685    200     500     1850
1685pl  extremely rare
1685ns  220     650
1686    210     550     2000
1686/5  225     600     2100
1687    200     600     2000
1687/6  200     550     2200
1688    200     600     2200
1688/7  200     550     2150
pl: plume in centre of reverse
ns: no stops

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1692    175     500     2100
1692i   210     550     2200
1693    175     500     2100
i: inverted 1

William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1695    40      120     600
1696b1  40      100     450
1696nsr 60      140     750
1696b1B 60      150     800
1696b1C 55      150     800
1696b1E 60      160     850
1696b1N 55      150     750
1696b1y 55      150     750
1696b1Y 50      150     750
1696b2  one known
1696b3C 160     400     1400
1696b3Y ex rare
1697b1  50      110     400
1697nsr 60      180     700
1697b1B 60      150     800
1697b1C 60      150     800
1697b1E 60      150     800
1697b1N 60      140     750
1697b1y 60      150     700
1697b1Y 50      150     650
1697b3  45      125     550
1697b3B 60      150     650
1697b3C 60      150     700
1697b3E 60      150     700
1697b3N 60      150     750
1697b3y 60      150     725
1697v3  60      140     500
1697v3B 55      150     750
1697v3C 120     550
1698b3  75      250     850
1698pl  200     500     1850
1698b4  140     475     1800
1699b4  110     400     1400
1699b5  100     300     1100
1699pl  150     450     1800
1699r   160     500     1800
1700    65      120     550
1700plb 2000    9000
1701    80      250     850
1701pl  160     600     1800
b1: First bust
b2: Second bust
b3: Third bust
v3: Third bust variety
b4: Fourth bust
b5: Fifth bust
B: B below bust
C: C below bust
E: E below bust
N: N below bust
y: y below bust
Y: Y below bust
pl: Plumes on reverse
plb: plumes below bust
r: roses on reverse
nsr: no stops on reverse

Anne

Year    F       VF      EF
1702    80      300     700
1702pl  90      275     800
1702V   70      220     650
1703V   65      180     700
1704    500     1600
1704pl  80      200     800
1705    75      200     650
1705pl  70      200     700
1705rp  70      200     650
1707rp  60      180     600
1707b2E 50      125     500
1707E*  70      200     700
1707b3  35      100     400
1707pl  50      160     750
1707b3E 40      90      475
1707E*E extremely rare
1708E2  50      100     450
1708E*2 55      165     700
1708rp2 80      275     650
1708b3  40      100     375
1708pl  70      200     600
1708E3  60      175     650
1708/7E 200     450
1708rp3 70      180     550
1708E*E 60      170     525
1709    50      125     500
1709E*  50      170     650
1709E   70      160     550
1710rp3 60      140     600
1710rp4 60      150     600
1711b3  70      160     425
1711b4  30      75      230
1712rp  60      120     400
1713rp  60      120     375
1713/2rp        60      200
1714rp  60      100     325
1714/3rp        ex rare
b2E: E below second bust
b3:  Third bust
b3E: E below third bust
b4:  Fourth bust
E:   E below bust
E*:  E* below bust  
E*2: E* below second bust
E*E: E* below 'Edinburgh' bust
E2:  E below second bust
E3:  E below third bust
pl:  plumes on reverse
rp:  roses & plumes on reverse
rp2: roses & plumes, second bust
rp3: roses & plumes, third bust
rp4: roses & plumes, fourth bust
V:   VIGO under bust

George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1715rp  80      200     850
1716rp  150     500     1800
1717rp  90      300     1350
1718rp  70      225     800
1719rp  120     400     1500
1720rp  70      175     450
1720/18rp 150   500     1400
1720    40      100     450
1721rp  100     350     1500
1721/0rp 70     220     900
1721    120     450     1250
1721/19 125     350
1721/18 500     1800
1722rp  80      220     900
1723rp1 90      240     1000
1723SF  100     275     750
1723S1  35      110     250
1723S2  50      160     525
1723rp2 90      240     1000
1723WCC 550     1500    5000
1724rp  80      200     750
1724WCC 550     1500    5000
1725rp  80      200     1000
1725WCC 600     1600    5250
1726rp  650     1750    6250
1726WCC 550     1600    5500
1727rp  extremely rare
1727rpn extremely rare

rp: roses & plumes on reverse
rp1: roses & plumes, first bust
rp2: roses & plumes, second bust
rpn: roses & plumes, no stops on obverse
S1: SSC on reverse, first bust
SF: SSC on reverse, first bust, Arms of France at date
S2: SSC on reverse, second bust
WCC: WCC below bust
*: 1721/0 is the roses & plumes type


George II

Year    F       VF      EF
1727pl  75      300     950
1727rp  60      180     650
1728rp  65      180     650
1728    75      220     700
1729rp  60      200     700
1731rp  70      200     700
1731pl  100     400     1250
1732rp  65      200     750
1734rp  65      200     700
1735rp  65      200     700
1736rp  65      200     700
1736/5  70      200     800
1737rp  65      200     600
1739r   50      160     450
1739/7  extremely rare
1741r   50      160     450
1741/39 extremely rare
1743r   30      80      325
1745r   30      80      325
1745L   30      90      325
1745/3  60      175     400
1746L   50      175     650
1746/5  100     300
1746    proof           2500
1747r   45      100     375
1750    40      130     375
1750/6  60      150     500
1751    125     400     1000
1758    20      50      140
L:   LIMA under bust
pl:  plumes on reverse
r:   roses on reverse
rp:  roses & plumes on reverse

George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1763    450     800     1500
1787nsh 15      30      90
1787sh  15      30      95
1798                            22000
1816    8       22      50      110
1817    8       22      50      110
1817e   110     250     600
1818    9       25      90      160
1819    8       22      50      110
1819/8  18      40      90
1820    8       22      50      110
nsh: no semee of hearts in 4th shield
sh:  semee of hearts in 4th shield
e: GEOE instead of GEOR

George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1821    10      40      150     450
1821    proof                   1150
1823    50      90      250     600
1824    10      40      150     375
1825t2  20      50      150     500
1825/3t2        ex rare
1825t3  6       20      60      200
I825t3  ex rare
1826    6       20      60      200
1826    proof                   600
1827    30      70      200     475
1829    20      60      175     425

t2: 1st bust, second reverse
t3: 2nd bust, third reverse
The rare 1825 type 3 has a capital I as the first numeral rather than a number 1.


William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    proof                   875
1834    15      35      170     400
1835    15      35      170     400
1836    15      35      170     400
1837    20      60      200     525

Victoria

Type 1: First Young Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1838    20      50      200     450
1839WW  20      50      200     450
Type 2: Second Young Head, WW on truncation
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1839WW  proof                   750
Type 3: Second Young Head, no WW
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1839nWW 20      50      180     450
1840    20      50      180     450
1841    22      50      180     450
1842    20      45      170     450
1843    20      50      180     475
1844    15      40      150     400
1845    15      40      150     400
1846    15      40      150     400
1848/6  80      160     600     1200
1849    25      60      200     625
1850    700     1400    3000    6000
1850/49 700     1500    4000
1851    40      110     400     800
1852    15      35      125     400
1853    15      35      125     400
1853    proof                   1250
1854    200     450     1200    3000
1854/1  200     800
1855    12      30      110     275
1856    12      30      110     275
1857    12      30      110     275
1857iG  200     550
1858    12      30      110     300
1859    12      30      110     300
1860    12      30      110     325
1861    14      40      150     500
1862    50      120     300     1000
1863    110     300     750     1600
1863/1  ex rare
Type 4: Second Young Head, die number above date
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1864dn  10      30      110     250
1865dn  10      30      110     250
1866dn  10      30      110     250
1866BB  80      250     800
1867h2  10      35      110     275
Type 5: Third Young Head, no die number
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1867    rare proof
1879ndn rare
Type 6: Third Young Head, die number above date
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1867h3  100     400
1868    12      40      110     275
1869    18      50      120     350
1870    12      40      100     275
1871    10      40      100     250
1872    10      40      100     250
1873    10      40      100     250
1874    12      40      100     250
1875    10      40      100     250
1876    10      40      100     340
1877    10      40      100     275
1878    10      40      100     275
Type 7: Fourth Young Head, die number above date
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1878    10      40      100     275
1879dn  20      60      200     550
Type 8: Fourth Young Head, no die number.
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1879ndn 10      28      75      190
1880    10      28      75      190
1881    10      28      75      190
1882    22      75      200     450
1883    10      28      65      180
1884    10      28      65      180
1885    10      28      65      180
1886    10      28      65      180
1887y   10      28      65      180
WW:  WW on truncation
nWW: no WW on truncation
BB: BBITANNIAR variety
dn:  die number above date
h2:  second head
h3:  third head         
iG: inverted G in DG
ndn: no die number

Type 9: Small Jubilee Head.
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1887j   4       8       15      40
1887j   proof                   225
1888    6       10      25      60
1889sh  35      90      300
sh: small head as 1888
Type 10: Large Jubilee Head.
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1889lh  6       12      45      75
1890    6       12      45      75
1891    6       12      45      80
1892    6       12      45      100
lh: large head as 1890
Type 11: Old Head, small rose
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1893    5       10      30      65
1893sl  5       10      30      65
1893    proof                   200
1894    9       25      60      140
1895    9       25      60      140
1896    9       25      60      140
sl: small letters
Type 11: Old Head, large rose
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1895    9       25      55      140
1896    7       15      40      80
1897    7       12      40      75
1898    7       12      40      70
1899    7       12      40      70
1900    7       12      40      75
1901    7       12      40      70

Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902    5       15      45      80
1902    proof                   100
1903    10      35      140     475
1904    8       35      120     440
1905    110     300     1100    3500
1906    5       12      40      120
1907    5       12      40      130
1908    10      25      150     500
1909    9       22      110     375
1910    5       10      45      100

George V

Type 1: .925 Silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911    4       8       20      55
1911    proof                   125
1912    5       10      25      75
1913    7       20      50      140
1914    4       7       25      55
1915    4       7       25      55
1916    4       7       25      55
1917    4       7       25      60
1918    4       7       25      55
1919    5       8       30      65
Type 2: .500 Silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1920    2       4       20      45
1921    2       4       20      45
1922    2       4       20      45
1923    2       4       20      45
1924    7       15      50      150
1925    6       10      40      110
1926    3       8       28      110
Type 3: Modified Obverse
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1926me  2       4       25      55
1927me  2       4       25      55
Type 4: New Design
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1927t4  2       4       20      40
1927t4  proof                   60
1928    2       4       15      40
1929    2       4       15      40
1930    2       4       20      50
1931    2       4       15      40
1932    2       4       15      45
1933    2       4       15      35
1934    2       4       18      50
1935            4       10      22
1936            4       9       20
me: modified (low relief) effigy
t4: new design as 1928

George VI

Type 1: Silver, IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937E           2       4       6
1937E   proof                   18
1937S           2       4       6
1937S   proof                   18
1938E           3       10      20
1938S           3       10      20
1939E           2       4       6
1939S           2       4       6
1940E                   4       7
1940S                   4       7
1941E                   4       6
1941S                   4       5
1942E                   4       5
1942S                   4       5
1943E                   4       6
1943S                   4       5
1944E                   4       5
1944S                   4       5
1945E                   4       6
1945S                   4       5
1946E                   4       5
1946S                   4       5
E: English reverse
S: Scottish reverse

Type 2: Cupronickel, IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1947E                           2
1947S                           2
1948E                           2
1948S                           2

Type 3: Cupronickel, No IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1949E                           5
1949S                           5
1950E                           5
1950E   proof                   20
1950S                           5
1950S   proof                   20
1951E                           5
1951E   proof                   20
1951S                           6
1951S   proof                   20
1952E   proof ex rare
E: English reverse
S: Scottish reverse

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953E                           1
1953E   proof                   4
1953S                           1
1953S   proof                   4
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1954E                           2
1954S                           2
1955E                           2
1955S                           2
1956E                           10
1956S                           10
1957E                           1
1957S                           10
1958E                           10
1958S                           1
1959E                           1
1959S   1       3       10      40
1960E                           1
1960S                           1
1961E                           1
1961S                           3
1962E                           1
1962S                           1
1963E                           1
1963S                           1
1964E                           1
1964S                           1
1965E                           1
1965S                           2
1966E                           1
1966S                           1
1970E   proof                   4
1970S   proof                   4
E: English reverse
S: Scottish reverse

Values extracted from Coin News August 2013

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that its value is less than £1.


Search by reign:

Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


Bullion Value

Very worn coins of Victoria and later may be worth no more than bullion value.

On 7th March 2015 silver bullion was $15.19 per oz (£10.10). The shilling prior to 1920 contains 0.1682 oz of silver, and this gives a bullion value of about £1.70 or US$2.55.

Shillings from the period 1920 to 1946 contain 0.0909 oz of silver and thus have a bullion value of £0.92 or US$1.38.

Please note that the silver price and exchange rates fluctuate. Current bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


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