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Coin type: Halfcrown Edward VII and George V
Description

The silver half crown (2½ shillings) was struck in this fineness (0.925) until 1920, when it was debased to .500 fine. Weakly struck specimens are common.

Krause notes that "Fully struck World War I (1914 - 1918) specimens command a premium".

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalfcrown Sub-types
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1902 - 1919 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)32.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)14.1380
Obverse

From 1902 to 1910, Kind Edward VII: Bare head of King Edward VII facing right; below in small letters De S. (for G.W. De Saulles, Mint Engraver); around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX.

From 1911 to 1919, King George V: Bare head of King George V facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX.

Obverse inscriptionEDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX (1902-1910), GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX (1911-1919)
Reverse

At centre within Garter inscribed HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE; a crowned shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4) Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around above FID: DEF: IND: IMP:; around below, HALF [year] CROWN the date being divided by the base of the Garter.

Reverse inscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: HALF [year] CROWN
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Halfcrown Edward VII and George V: Photos

Great Britain 1904 half crown
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Great Britain 1904 half crown
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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Great Britain 1918 half crown
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
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List of 18 coins of type: Halfcrown Edward VII and George V from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfcrown 1902 1,331,131 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1903 274,840 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1904 709,652 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1905 166,000 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1906 2,886,206 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1907 3,693,930 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1908 1,758,889 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1909 3,051,592 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1910 2,557,685 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1911 2,920,580 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1912 4,700,789 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1913 4,090,169 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1914 18,333,003 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1915 32,433,066 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1916 29,530,020 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1917 11,172,052 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1918 29,079,592 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1919 10,266,737 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
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