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½ Crown - George V 4th type

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1927-1936
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 1.98 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1969
References KM# 835,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4037
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrownd portrait of King George V left, legend around.

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

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

Quartered shield of arms flanked by crowned royal cyphers, legend above between national flower emblems, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
FID·DEF IND·IMP
K G
HALF· CROWN· 1936

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 5/11 troy ounce (218.2 grains).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1927  2 0.4% Matte Proof
1927  15,000 1.4% Proof
1928  18,762,700 2.43 5.04 5.04 8.53 10.41 34%
1928  0.7% Proof
1929  17,632,600 6.18 8.02 8.02 36%
1929  0.4% Proof
1930  809,500 11.48 13.09 7%
1930  0.19% Proof
1931  11,264,400 2.91 3.50 8.73 15.83 24%
1931  0.6% Proof
1932  4,793,600 4.98 7.64 16%
1932  0.2% Proof
1933  10,311,400 4.70 6.34 7.86 23%
1933  0.5% Proof
1934  2,422,300 7.92 12.31 11%
1934  0.2% Proof
1935  7,022,200 3.36 8.12 8.12 20%
1935  0.4% Proof
1936  7,039,400 6.49 6.86 12.18 19.25 26%
1936  0.6% Proof

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