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Coin type: Crown (Wreath)
Description

A crown is a 5 shilling coin. This type of crown was not intended for circulation and was struck 1927-36 in very limited numbers so is expensive today; the commemorative crown of 1935 was minted in larger numbers than this entire type added together.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofCrown Sub-types
Face value5 (x Shilling)
Years produced1927 - 1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Bare head of King George V facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, the designer's initials B.M. (for Bertram MacKennal); around, the legend GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains).

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Reverse

At centre within a circle made of roses and thistles joined by pairs of smaller shamrocks, a crown; above divided by the cross on top of the crown, the date; around above, the rest of the monarch's legend: FID · DEF · IND · IMP · (Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); around below divided by a rose, CROWN.

In tiny letters to the right of the bottom rose, the designer's initials K·G· (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscriptionFID · DEF · IND · IMP · [year] CROWN
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Crown (Wreath): Photos

Proof Coin - Crown, George V, Great Britain, 1927
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Proof Coin - Crown, George V, Great Britain, 1927
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List of 9 coins of type: Crown (Wreath) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Crown 1927 (Proof only) 15,030 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1928 9,034 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1929 4,994 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1930 4,847 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1931 4,056 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1932 2,395 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1933 7,132 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1934 932 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1936 2,473 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX