Information about legend: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:

GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: (1911 - 1936)
LegendGEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Full textGEORGIVS V DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR
Translation

Translated from Latin: George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

United Kingdom / Sovereign 1916

This legend was displayed on British and colonial coinage between 1911 and 1936 during the reign of King George V. By long-standing tradition, the legends of ruling British monarchs are rendered in Latin. On coinage, these are abbreviated because of the limited space available. Below, you can find a list of the individual coins that had it on their obverse.

Note: spelled as "GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:" on the 1935 "Rocking Horse" (modern St George) crown.

GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Sovereign 1916

King George V, Emperor of India on gold coins

United Kingdom / Sovereign 1916

This legend was displayed on British Imperial gold coinage between 1911 and 1932, after which time the pre-decimal sovereign denomination was discontinued for a time (production of half sovereigns had stopped earlier, in 1926).

It was combined with the King's "Bare Head" portrait by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal.

Some catalogues list these coins under Australia, Canada, India and South Africa as well, since branch mints of the Royal Mint operated in those places at the time. However, they were colonies at the time and not independent countries; the coins struck there were identical to the Imperial coins, with the difference between them - a tiny mint mark - visible with only a magnifying glass, and were legal tender throughout the British Empire no matter where they were made. Consequently, they are all listed under United Kingdom on this site.

United Kingdom / Crown 1935 Rocking Horse

King George V, Emperor of India on silver coins

United Kingdom / Crown 1935 Rocking Horse

The legend was also displayed on British Imperial silver coinage between 1911 and 1936, as well as on the colonial coinage of various British colonies.

It was combined with the King's "Bare Head" portrait by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal on Imperial coins and the "Crowned Bust" (also by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal) on colonial coins.

Note the slight difference in spelling (the dots after Latin abbreviations) which occurs on this (Rocking Horse Crown) coin only.

Australia / Halfpenny 1928

King George V, Emperor of India on bronze coins

Australia / Halfpenny 1928

The legend was also displayed on British Imperial bronze coinage between 1911 and 1936, as well as on the colonial coinage of various British colonies.

As with the silver coins, it was combined with either the King's "Bare Head" portrait by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal (on Imperial coins) or with his "Crowned Bust" (also by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal) on colonial coins.

Australia / Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V)

King George V, Emperor of India on modern coins

Australia / Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V)

Interestingly, the legend has also been "resurrected" on modern coins, such as an Australian series re-issuing iconic coin designs from Australia's numismatic past.

GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: - (392) Coins (Page 1 of 4)
CountryCoin NameMintageEffigy
Australia Florin 1911 950,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1911 2,832,060 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1911 3,768,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Shilling 1911 1,700,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Sixpence 1911 1,000,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Threepence 1911 2,000,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Florin 1911 5,957,291 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Fourpence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1911 6,490,243 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Penny 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Sovereign 1911 40,048,431 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1911 (Circulating) 5,849,076 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Twopence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Florin 1912 1,000,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1912 2,400,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1912 3,600,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Shilling 1912 1,000,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Sixpence 1912 1,600,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Threepence 1912 2,400,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Florin 1912 8,571,731 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Fourpence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1912 6,502,316 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Penny 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Sovereign 1912 39,292,322 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1912 (Circulating) 8,934,071 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Twopence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Florin 1913 1,200,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1913 2,160,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1913 2,520,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Shilling 1913 1,200,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa One Shilling 1913 12,340,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Sixpence 1913 960,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Threepence 1913 736,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Two Shillings 1913 3,276,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Florin 1913 4,545,278 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Fourpence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1913 6,094,290 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Penny 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Sovereign 1913 33,750,854 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Third Farthing 1913 288,000 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1913 (Circulating) 7,144,470 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Twopence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Florin 1914 2,800,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1914 2,640,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1914 720,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Shilling 1914 3,300,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Sixpence 1914 1,800,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Threepence 1914 1,600,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa One Shilling 1914 14,292,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Sixpence 1914 952,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Threepence 1914 1,560,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Two Shillings 1914 967,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Florin 1914 21,252,701 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Fourpence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1914 7,573,124 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Penny 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Sovereign 1914 20,118,033 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1914 (Circulating) 6,734,566 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Twopence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Florin 1915 1,250,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1915 720,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1915 2,280,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Shilling 1915 1,300,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Threepence 1915 800,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa One Shilling 1915 254,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Threepence 1915 270,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Two Shillings 1915 65,654 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Florin 1915 12,357,939 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Fourpence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1915 3,196,630 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Penny 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Sovereign 1915 27,652,715 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1915 (Circulating) 5,451,910 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Twopence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Florin 1916 2,752,025 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1916 3,600,025 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1916 3,324,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Shilling 1916 5,141,025 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Sixpence 1916 1,769,025 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Threepence 1916 1,913,525 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa One Shilling 1916 11,837,732 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Sixpence 1916 400,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Threepence 1916 820,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
British West Africa Two Shillings 1916 9,824,480 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Florin 1916 21,064,337 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Fourpence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1916 448,000 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Penny 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Sovereign 1916 8,171,636 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1916 (Circulating) 18,556,329 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Threepence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom Twopence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Florin 1917 4,305,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Halfpenny 1917 5,760,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia Penny 1917 6,240,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
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Year From1911
Year To1936
PersonKing George V of the United Kingdom
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