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Coin: Crown 1929
Description

A crown is a 5 shilling coin. This crown was not intended for circulation. It was produced to sell to people looking for Christmas presents.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Wreath)
Year1929 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage4,994 (4994)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 4,994 (4994)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head)
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 inscription GEORGIVS 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 1929; 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 · 1929 CROWN
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Crown 1929: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown (included in main number)
Crown 1929: Photos
Crown 1929: Photo GEORGE V, fourth coinage, wreath crown, 1929 (S.4036)
GEORGE V, fourth coinage, wreath crown, 1929 (S.4036)
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Crown 1929: Photo GEORGE V, fourth coinage, wreath crown, 1929 (S.4036)
GEORGE V, fourth coinage, wreath crown, 1929 (S.4036)
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
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Crown 1929: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 803
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4036
Davenport110
Crown 1929: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (45) coins of type: United Kingdom / Crown
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Crown 1826 (Proof only) Crown 1831 (Proof only) Crown 1834 (Pattern) Crown 1839 (Proof only) Crown 1844 Crown 1845
Crown 1847 Crown 1847 Gothic Crown 1853 (Proof only) Crown 1887 Crown 1888 Crown 1889
Crown 1890 Crown 1891 Crown 1892 Crown 1893 Crown 1894 Crown 1895
Crown 1896 Crown 1897 Crown 1898 Crown 1899 Crown 1900 Crown 1902
Crown 1927 (Proof only) Crown 1928 Crown 1929 Crown 1930 Crown 1931 Crown 1932
Crown 1933 Crown 1934 Crown 1935 Rocking Horse Crown 1936 Crown 1937 Crown 1951 Festival of Britain
Crown 1953 Crown 1960 Crown 1965 Churchill