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½ Sovereign - George V

½ Sovereign - George V -  obverse ½ Sovereign - George V -  reverse

© Werner Bouwer

Features

Country Australia
(Australia)
Type Common coin
Years 1911-1918
Value 1/2 Sovereign = 1/2 Pound Sterling (1/2)
Metal Gold (.917)
Weight 3.994 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 28
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC
1911 P 130,000
1911 S 252,000
1911 S Matte Proof
1912 S 278,000
1914 S 322,000
1915 M 128,000
1915 P 138,000
1915 S 892,000
1916 S 448,000
1918 P 219,988

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Bullion value: 152.71 USD Search tips
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