George V

While many of the key dates in the coinage of George V are well known, this is a good moment to introduce the the concept of the “condition rarity”.  There are many of these in the series, many more than in the reigns of George VI and Elizabeth II.  There are a few dates that might be considered to be in this category in the latter two areas,  1938 silver and some specifics in the tricky ‘50s, for instance, but in the coinage of George V, the effort required to secure certain coins in top grade really does begin to justify the phrase.  One of my favourite books in my extensive numismatic library is the Standard Catalogue of English Milled Coinage, by Geoffrey Cope (of Petition Crown fame) and Alan Rayner (of ESC), published in 1975.  What makes this publication unique is the structural inclusion in the tables of rarity in various grades.  The book uses the same rarity ratings as Rayner's edition of English Silver Coinage, current at the time.  Throughout this section, when I refer to condition rarity levels, the classification is from this book.

I know this is a bit image heavy, but I just like the layout.  It works beautifully once it's all cached.


TF F HP P 3d 6d 1/- 2/- 2/6 5/-
1911
1911 Farthing 1A+A1911 Farthing 1B+A 1911 Halfpenny 1+A*1911 Halfpenny 1*+A1911 Halfpenny 1*+A* 1911 Penny1911 Penny Gouby X 1911 Threepence 1+A1911 Threepence 2+A 1911 Sixpence 1911 Shilling 1+A1911 Shilling 2+A1911 Shilling 3+A 1911 Florin 1911 Halfcrown
1912
1912 Farthing 1912 Halfpenny 1912 Penny1912 H Penny 1912 Threepence 1912 Sixpence 1912 Shilling 3+A1912 Shilling 3+B 1912 Florin 1912 Halfcrown
1913 1913 Third Farthing 1913 Farthing 1913 Halfpenny 1913 Penny 1+A1913 Penny 1+B1913 Penny 2+B 1913 Threepence 1913 Sixpence 1913 Shilling 1913 Florin 1913 Halfcrown
1914
1914 Farthing 1B+A1914 Farthing 2+A 1914 Halfpenny 1914 Penny 1914 Threepence 2+B1914 Threepence 3+B 1914 Sixpence 1914 Shilling 1914 Florin 2+C1914 Florin 2+D1914 Florin 2+E 1914 Halfcrown
1915
1915 Farthing 1915 Halfpenny 1915 Penny Normal Ear1915 Penny Recessed Ear 1915 Threepence 1915 Sixpence 1915 Shilling 1915 Florin 1915 Halfcrown
1916
1916 Farthing 1916 Halfpenny 1916 Penny Normal Ear1916 Penny Recessed Ear 1916 Threepence 1916 Sixpence 1916 Shilling 1916 Florin 1916 Halfcrown
1917
1917 Farthing 1917 Halfpenny 1917 Penny 1917 Threepence 1917 Sixpence 1917 Shilling 1917 Florin 1917 Halfcrown
1918
1918 Farthing Dark1918 Farthing Bright 1918 Halfpenny 1918 Penny 1918 H Penny1918 KN Penny1918 KN Penny Bird's Foot flaw 1918 Threepence 1918 Sixpence 1918 Shilling 1918 Florin1918 Florin small design 1918 Halfcrown
1919
1919 Farthing 1919 Halfpenny 1919 Penny1919 H Penny1919 KN Penny 1919 Threepence 1919 Sixpence 1919 Shilling 1919 Florin 1919 Halfcrown
1920
1920 Farthing 1920 Halfpenny 1920 Penny 1920 Threepence 1920 Sixpence 1920 Shilling 3+B1920 Shilling 4+B 1920 Florin 2+E11920 Florin 2+E21920 Florin 3+E 1920 Halfcrown 1+A1920 Halfcrown 1+B1920 Halfcrown 3+A
1921
1921 Farthing 1921 Halfpenny 1921 Penny 2+B1921 Penny 3+B 1921 Threepence 1921 Sixpence 1921 Shilling 4+D1921 Shilling 5+E 1921 Florin 1921 Halfcrown 3+C1
1922
1922 Farthing 1922 Halfpenny 1922 Penny 1922 Threepence 1922 Sixpence 1922 Shilling 1922 Florin 1922 Halfcrown 3+C1922 Halfcrown 3+D
1923
1923 Farthing 1923 Halfpenny

1923 Sixpence 1923 Shilling 1923 Florin 2+E1923 Florin 3+E 1923 Halfcrown
1924
1924 Farthing 1924 Halfpenny

1924 Sixpence 1924 Shilling 1924 Florin 1924 Halfcrown
1925
1925 Farthing 1925 Halfpenny First Effigy1925 Halfpenny Modified Effigy
1925 Threepence 1925 Sixpence Narrow Rim1925 Sixpence Broad Rim 1925 Shilling 1925 Florin 1925 Halfcrown
1926
1926 Farthing 1926 Halfpenny 1926 Penny First Effigy1926 Penny Modified Effigy 1926 Threepence First Effigy1926 Threepence Modified Effigy 1926 Sixpence First Effigy1926 Sixpence Modified Effigy 1926 Shilling First Effigy1926 Shilling Modified Effigy 1926 Florin 1926 Halfcrown First Effigy1926 Halfcrown Modified Effigy
1927
1927 Farthing 1927 Halfpenny 1927 Penny
1927 Sixpence 1927 Shilling ME1927 Shilling new type
1927 Halfcrown
1928
1928 Farthing 1928 Halfpenny 1928 Penny 1928 Threepence 1928 Sixpence 1928 Shilling 1928 Florin 1928 1+B Halfcrown1928 1+C Halfcrown
1929
1929 Farthing 1929 Halfpenny 1929 Penny
1929 Sixpence 1929 Shilling 1929 Florin 1929 1+D Halfcrown1929 1+E Halfcrown
1930
1930 Farthing 1930 Halfpenny 1930 Penny 1930 Threepence 1930 Sixpence 1930 Shilling 1930 Florin 1930 Halfcrown
1931
1931 Farthing 1931 Halfpenny 1931 Penny 1931 Threepence 1931 Sixpence 1931 Shilling 1931 Florin 1931 Halfcrown
1932
1932 Farthing 1932 Halfpenny 1932 Penny 1932 Threepence 1932 Sixpence 1932 Shilling 1932 Florin 1932 Halfcrown
1933
1933 Farthing 1933 Halfpenny
1933 Threepence 1933 Sixpence 1933 Shilling 1933 Florin 1933 Halfcrown
1934
1934 Farthing 1934 Halfpenny 1934 Penny 1934 Threepence 1934 Sixpence 1934 Shilling
1934 Halfcrown
1935
1935 Farthing 1935 Halfpenny 1935 Penny 1935 Threepence 1935 Sixpence 1935 Shilling 1935 Florin 1935 Halfcrown 1935 Crown
1936
1936 Farthing 1936 Halfpenny 1936 Penny 1936 Threepence 1936 Sixpence 1936 Shilling 1936 Florin 1936 Halfcrown

TF F HP P 3d 6d 1/- 2/- 2/6 5/-