There were only two crown types issued during the reign of George V.
Oddly, there were none issued in 1911 for his Coronation, and the first issue was in 1927 as part of the modified coinage designs. This wreath type continued until 1936, and were only issued in small quantities.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
In 1935, the first ever commemorative crown was issued to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V. This featured a new modernistic version of the famous St. George and Dragon reverse design.
Crowns had been a currently circulating coin, and had been produced regularly until 1902, the first year of Edward VII's reign. No crowns intended for circulation were issued in George V's reign. All years of the wreath issue were of low mintage, the coins being produced mainly for collectors. Circulated specimens are therefore not commonly available, and sell for relatively high percentages of the price of mint condition specimens.
The edge is lettered:
DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XXV
Bare head of George V facing left. The engraver's initials B.M. appear raised on the truncation of the neck:
GEORGIUS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP
The reverse features, as described above, a modernised version of Pistrucci's famous St. George and the Dragon design. The engraver's initials PM appear near the bottom right-side of the face. The reverse legend reads:
|Fineness / Carat||0.500|
|Obverse Designer||Edgar Bertram MacKennal|
|Reverse Designer||Percy Metcalfe|
|Issuing Monarch||George V (1910-1936)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|EF||EF||£60.00||Out of Stock|
|aEF||aEF||£40.00||Out of Stock|
|aUNC||aUNC||£70.00||Out of Stock|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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