Identifying coins from 1760-1967

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There are two ways of identifying coins with lots of wear. One is their size and the other is the direction the head faces. Hopefully the info below will assist with both of these.

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Direction of portrait

George I (1714-27) right
George II (1727-60) left
George III (1760-1820) right
George IV (1820-30) left
William IV (1830-37) right
Victoria (1837-1901) left
Edward VII (1901-10) right
George V (1910-36) left
Edward VIII (1936) right (no coins issued, only proofs)
George VI (1936-52) left
Elizabeth II (1952- ) right

Coin sizes
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