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½ Crown - George V 1st type

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1919
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1969
References KM# 818.1,
  • 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.
Sp# 4011
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

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 quartered shield of arms within Garter band, legend around, divided date below.

Lettering:
· FID: DEF: IND: IMP: ·
HALF · 19 11 · CROWN
HONI SOIT· QVI MAL· Y PENSE·

Translation:
Defender of the Faith Emperor of India
Shame on he who thinks evil of it

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 5/11 troy ounce (218.2 grains).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  2,914,500 13.42 8%
1911  6,000 0.8% Proof
1912  4,700,700 20.11 11.79 11%
1913  4,090,100 23.15 25.94 11%
1914  18,333,000 9.22 13.06 25%
1915  32,433,000 13.06 12.35 14.05 37%
1916  29,530,000 10.61 10.61 20.89 34%
1917  11,172,000 15.94 15.56 15%
1918  29,079,500 9.94 11.79 21.20 32%
1919  10,266,700 15.44 17%

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