In 1816, during the end of the reign of King George III, all the old coinage was replaced with new coins and new designs. The Halfcrown was first issued in 1816-1817 but the King hated how they had portrayed him on the coin. So later in 1817 they changed the design to the new smaller head halfcrown. This design lasted only until 1820 when the King died and George IV came to the throne and all the designs changed. The Half Crown is the second largest silver denomination issued, it had a face value of Two Shillings and Sixpence. They were struck in Sterling Silver, dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you. We have the small head George III Halfcrown available in Very Good and Fine condition, the choice is yours.