1 Shilling - George V 1st type

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1919
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1⁄20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1990
Number N# 4717
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 816,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 4013
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX
B.M.

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

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal Read more on Wikipedia

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 within circle, legend and denomination around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
19 11
ONE SHILLING

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George William de Saulles Read more on Wikipedia

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

Milled

Comments

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

1911 obverse die varieties:
Obv 1 Hollow Neck - I of GEORGIVS points between beads;
Obv 2 Hollow Neck - I of GEORGIVS points at a bead;
Obv 3 Flat Neck - I of GEORGIVS points at a bead;

1912 reverse die varieties:
Rev A letters in IMP are close together;
Rev B letters in IMP are further apart;

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  20 065 900 $ 3.90 $ 5.50 $ 5.50 $ 5.50 $ 9.50 $ 38 22%
1911  6 000 $ 140 0.7% Proof
1912  15 594 000 $ 2.60 $ 4.40 $ 5.40 $ 9.50 $ 11 14%
1913  9 011 500 $ 5.40 $ 6.30 $ 7.20 9%
1914  23 415 800 $ 3.80 $ 4.30 $ 5.50 $ 13 $ 24 23%
1915  39 279 000 $ 3.10 $ 3.10 $ 3.90 $ 6.30 $ 6.30 32%
1916  35 862 000 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 $ 5.30 $ 7.00 $ 7.50 $ 11 34%
1917  22 202 600 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 $ 5.70 $ 6.40 $ 15 21%
1918  34 915 900 $ 2.60 $ 2.70 $ 4.80 $ 5.30 $ 21 $ 21 25%
1919  10 823 800 $ 2.80 $ 3.60 $ 5.40 $ 6.20 $ 10 12%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36461
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1911 UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 168.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232251
Lot 64561
Internet Archive
Dec 15, 2022 1911 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR65)
USD 124.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62528
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 1911 – Proof UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232025
Lot 63318
Internet Archive
Jun 17, 2020 1911 – Proof UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 126.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232002
Lot 62308
Internet Archive
Jan 9, 2020 1911 – Proof UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 120.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231950
Lot 62317
Internet Archive
Dec 12, 2019 1911 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR65)
USD 168.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231940
Lot 61329
Internet Archive
Oct 3, 2019 1911 – Proof UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 144.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George V (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231940
Lot 61330
Internet Archive
Oct 3, 2019 1918 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 89.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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