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Proof Coin - Halfcrown, George V, Great Britain, 1928 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1511

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George V (1911-1936)

A halfcrown is a 2 shilling and 6 pence coin. This piece is a proof-of-record striking, part of a fourth coinage, 1928 silver proof set.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.112 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: farthing, fid def ind imp
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof
DateEra: 1928 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Reverse Description: An ornate shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4) Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) dividing crowned GG (on G reversed); around above FID DEF IND IMP; around below, HALF CROWN 1928; a thistle, a rose and a shamrock near rim at 9, 12 and 3 o'clock
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George V, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

Proof of Record strike
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4037 Pages

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