½ Sovereign - George V


Issuer 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 ↑↑
Number N# 13258
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References KM# 819,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 4006
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.


Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.


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".


St George slaying the dragon right, date in exergue.


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.




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 $ 205 $ 207 32%
1911  3 764 0% Proof
1912  6 224 000 $ 217 $ 205 $ 196 30%
1913  6 094 000 $ 234 $ 232 30%
1914  7 251 000 $ 216 $ 210 30%
1915  2 043 000 $ 179 13%

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