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1 Crown - George V Silver Jubilee

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Non-circulating 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,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 4048-50
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

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:
KM#842, Sp#4048 .500 fine, incuse edge lettering;
KM#842, Sp#4048 .500 fine, incuse edge lettering - error edge *;
KM#842, Sp#4049 .500 fine, Specimen strike in box;
KM#842a, Sp#4050 .925 fine, Proof, raised edge lettering;
KM#842a, Sp#4050 .925 fine, Proof, raised edge lettering - error edge;

* The non proof 1935 error edge has a large space after 'ANNO' and some missing letters.

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1935  714,700 15.78 23.72 26.10 29.44 30.07 97% Sp#4048
1935  1.8% Sp#4048; error edge
1935  120.05 1.6% Sp#4049; Specimen
1935  2,500 1.2% Sp#4050; Proof
1935  0% Sp#4050; Proof, error edge

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