Obv: Three-quarter bust to left, DOCTOR WILLIS. (around). Rev: BRITONS REJOICE YOUR KING’S RESTORED 1789. (in five lines). Edge: Plain.
Uncirculated. Some wipe lines. Fully White and lustrous. Penny. Scarce.
Dr. Willis, at the age of 73, was called upon to help King George III while he was suffering from his illness. He contradicted the royal physicians, and the Queen, by insisting the King be freed from his strait-jacket, allowing visits from the Queen, along with more freedom of movement. He was proved correct when the King did indeed recover, thereafter to be besieged by patients seeking treatment. He died in 1811 at the age of 93.