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½ Sovereign - George V

½ Sovereign - George V -  obverse½ Sovereign - George V -  reverse

© Werner Bouwer

Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1918
Value 1/2 Sovereign = 1/2 Pound Sterling (1/2)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 3.994 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 28
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

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

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

Lettering: 1918 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

Mintmarks:
M = Melbourne Mint
S = Sydney Mint
P = Perth Mint

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911 P 130,000 19%
1911 S 252,000 16%
1911 S 7% Matte Proof
1912 S 278,000 266.78 22%
1914 S 322,000 17%
1915 M 128,000 17%
1915 P 138,000 9%
1915 S 892,000 36%
1916 S 448,000 10%
1918 P 219,988 12%

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