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Coin: Crown 1935 Rocking Horse
Description

Struck to commemorate the 25 year Jubilee of King George V. Incuse edge lettering on circulation coins, raised edge lettering on proofs: "DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XXV" (A decoration and a guard. Regnal year 25.).

Thanks to the modernistic design of St George this coin is affectionately known as the "Rocking Horse" crown.

Circulation coins are 0.500 silver, proofs are 0.925 silver.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (St George, Modern)
Year1935 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage717,269 (717269)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 717,269 (717269)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Bare head of King George V facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
Reverse

St. George wearing armour and holding a sword and shield (bearing the cross of St. George) on horseback advancing to left above a fallen dragon with broken lance in its side; around above, CROWN 1935.

Reverse inscriptionCROWN 1935
EdgeInscribed Edge inscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XXV
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (raised edge lettering) 2,500 (included in main number)
Gold proof 28
Edge lettering error unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Specimen in box unknown (included in main number)
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Photos
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Photo Coin - Crown, Silver Jubilee George V, Great Britain, 1935
Coin - Crown, Silver Jubilee George V, Great Britain, 1935
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Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Photo Coin - Crown, Silver Jubilee George V, Great Britain, 1935
Coin - Crown, Silver Jubilee George V, Great Britain, 1935
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Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Photo Great Britain 1935 crown
Great Britain 1935 crown
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Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 842
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4048, 4049 (in box), 4050 (proof)
Davenport111
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 842b (Gold proof)
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Regular and proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Regular and proof mintage (incl. Gold proof)
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof, Lettering error
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof, Gold proof, Lettering error
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Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1935 George V British Silver Crown (art deco) - Silveragecoins.com 1935 Proof George V British Silver Crown (art deco) - Silveragecoins.com
1935 Error George V British Silver Crown (art deco) - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Crown, Silver Jubilee George V, Great Britain, 1935 Great Britain 1935 crown - CoinFactsWiki
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