1921 Shilling – George V


The 1921 Shilling - George V

The Reverse shows a crowned lion passant on top of a crown, by George William de Saulles.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George V by Australian Sir Edgar Bertram MacKennal.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 22,648,763 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1921 ?
The Monarch is King George V. Prime Minister is David Lloyd George (Coalition). US President is Woodrow Wilson (D-New Jersey) and from 4th March it is Warren G. Harding (R-Ohio). Charlie Chaplin visits London and is met by thousands.
George V (1910-1936)
George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936 and was King during World War 1. George was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and grandson of Queen Victoria. After his death he was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

In 1919-20, the Silver price rose dramatically so .925 silver coins began to made in 0.500 siver. Gold Sovereigns were produced in large quantities early in George's reign - over 30 million in 1911 and again in 1912, although there was no bullion sovereigns issued 1918-1924 (Commonwealth mints did continue mintage).
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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 George V SILVER SHILLINGS  1911 to 1936 FAIR to A/UNC Choose your date
George V SILVER SHILLINGS 1911 to 1936 FAIR to A/UNC Choose your date
£ 3.99
GEORGE V SILVER SHILLINGS 1920 TO 1936 CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
GEORGE V SILVER SHILLINGS 1920 TO 1936 CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 3.79
SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLING GEORGE V COINS CHOICE OF YEAR 1911 TO 1936
SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLING GEORGE V COINS CHOICE OF YEAR 1911 TO 1936
£ 5.49
1921 George V Better than normal detail Silver Shilling SNo62271
1921 George V Better than normal detail Silver Shilling SNo62271
£ 4.45
1921 King George V Silver Shilling Coin - Great Britain
1921 King George V Silver Shilling Coin - Great Britain
£ 7.95
1921 One Shilling - .500 Silver Coin, King George V, GreatBritain, Circulated.
1921 One Shilling - .500 Silver Coin, King George V, GreatBritain, Circulated.
£ 3.10
1920 - 1936 BRITISH SILVER TWO SHILLING FLORIN COIN GEORGE V CHOOSE YOUR DATE
1920 - 1936 BRITISH SILVER TWO SHILLING FLORIN COIN GEORGE V CHOOSE YOUR DATE
£ 4.99
1920 - 1936 British Silver English One Shilling Coins George V Choose Your Date
1920 - 1936 British Silver English One Shilling Coins George V Choose Your Date
£ 4.45

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