British Milled Coins

George I - Shilling, 1723

South Sea Company, SSC

The South Sea Company (officially The Governor and Company of the merchants of Great Britain, trading to the South Seas and other parts of America, and for the encouragement of fishing) was a British joint-stock company founded in 1711, created as a public-private partnership to consolidate and reduce the cost of national debt. The company was also granted a monopoly to trade with South America and nearby islands, hence its name.



Ref # 2283/5079

Six Silver Threepences - Various Dates


Ref # R13