6 Pence - George V 1st coinage

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1920
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 1980
Number N# 4929
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 815,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 4014
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

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

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 above, denomination below.

Lettering:
FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
19 11
SIXPENCE

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 1/11 troy ounce (43.6 grains).

Below is an image showing the 1911 obverse and reverse varieties, 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  9 155 300 $ 6.34 $ 11 16%
1911  6 000 0.4% Proof
1912  10 984 100 $ 3.39 $ 4.86 $ 11 16%
1913  7 499 800 $ 2.66 $ 5.66 10%
1914  22 714 600 $ 1.96 $ 2.26 $ 3.56 $ 5.39 $ 11 26%
1915  15 694 500 $ 2.07 $ 5.14 19%
1916  22 207 100 $ 3.39 $ 2.26 $ 4.34 $ 8.49 25%
1917  7 725 400 $ 1.44 $ 11 $ 10 10%
1918  27 558 700 $ 1.32 $ 2.34 $ 3.17 $ 5.66 $ 11 28%
1919  13 375 400 $ 2.00 $ 2.51 $ 2.83 $ 6.43 $ 9.73 14%
1920  14 136 200 $ 0.72 $ 2.51 $ 4.53 $ 5.80 $ 2.73 21%

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