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Proof Coin - Crown, George V, Great Britain, 1927 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1497

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

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. 15,030 pieces were struck.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.309 g (Weight)

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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
DateEra: 1927 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
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: 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, 1927; around above, FID. DEF. IND. IMP.; around below divided by a rose, CROWN
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM King George V, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
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 4036 Pages

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