½ Sovereign - George V

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

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Country Australia
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
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)



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".


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.




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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911 P 130,000 21%
1911 S 252,000 15%
1911 S 8% Matte Proof
1912 S 278,000 25%
1914 S 322,000 251.18 17%
1915 M 128,000 19%
1915 P 138,000 9%
1915 S 892,000 36%
1916 S 448,000 9%
1918 P 219,988 13%

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