George V Half-Sovereigns

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).

 Obverse Reverse1914 Half-Sovereign - George V
Mintage: 7,251,000
 Obverse Reverse1915 Half-Sovereign - George V
Mintage: 2,042,747
 Obverse Reverse1926 Half-Sovereign - South Africa
Mintage: 806,540

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