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1 Crown - George V Silver Jubilee

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1935
Value 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 842,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4048-50
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

25th anniversary of accession of King George V

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
BM

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

An Art Deco rendering of St. George slaying the dragon left, denomination and date above.

Lettering:
C R O W N 1 9 3 5
PM

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Edge

Plain with incuse legend

Note: varieties exist

Lettering: * DECUS ET TUTAMEN * ANNO REGNI XXV

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard 25th year of reign

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 10/11 troy ounce (436.4 grains).

Varieties:
Sp#4048 Incuse edge lettering;
Sp#4049 Specimen strike in box;
Sp#4050 Raised edge lettering;

This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1935  714,700 20.96 21.96 22.34 26.92 26.92 Sp#4048
1935  Sp#4048; error edge lettering
1935  Sp#4049
1935  2,500 Sp#4050; Proof

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