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½ Sovereign - George V

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1915
Value 1/2 Sovereign = 10 Shillings (1/2)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 3.99 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 819,
  • 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# 4006
  • 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.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:

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

St George slaying the dragon right, date in exergue.

Lettering:
1911
B.P.

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of a half sovereign was 80/623 troy ounce (61.6 grains). The pure gold content was 56 312/623 grains (3.6612 g).

For issues with mintmark below horse's right rear hoof, see Australia or South Africa (M = Melbourne mint, P = Perth mint, S = Sydney mint, SA = Pretoria mint).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  6,104,000 208.48 34%
1911  3,764 0% Proof
1912  6,224,000 206.26 247.25 29%
1913  6,094,000 191.71 30%
1914  7,251,000 211.78 29%
1915  2,043,000 14%

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