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1 Shilling - George V 2nd type

1 Shilling - George V (2nd type) -  obverse1 Shilling - George V (2nd type) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1926
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1/20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1990
References KM# 816a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4023
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains

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

Crowned lion passant atop crown dividing date, legend above, denomination below.

Lettering:
FID:DEF:IND:IMP:
19 22
ONE SHILLING

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 2/11 troy ounce (87.3 grains).

1920 obverse die varieties:
Obv 3 I of GEORGIVS points between beads, small Head is in high relief, flat neck, wide rim;
Obv 4 I of GEORGIVS points at a bead, large Head is in low relief, slightly hollow neck, narrow rim;

1921 obverse and reverse die varieties:
Obv 3 I of GEORGIVS points between beads;
Obv 4 I of GEORGIVS points between beads;
Obv 5 I of GEORGIVS points at a bead;
Rev D Tail tuft points between the I and M of IMP;
Rev E Tail tuft points at the left leg of the M of IMP;

1926 obverse die varieties:
Obv 5 First effigy, round pearls (peas around border) KM#816a
Obv 6 Modified effigy, oblong pearls (beans) around border KM#829

The images above are reproduced with kind permission of
Numista member Sjoelund and Declan Magee Coins

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  22,825,100 1.49 1.65 3.48 6.61 28.05 40%
1921  22,648,700 1.47 1.55 3.53 4.57 39%
1922  27,215,700 1.21 1.26 2.53 4.41 40%
1923  14,575,200 1.34 1.63 2.38 4.69 20%
1924  9,250,000 2.50 4.96 13%
1924  2 0.17% Satin Specimen
1925  5,418,700 5.00 5.51 14%
1926  22,516,400 1.43 2.52 5.23 22%

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