George V, 1910-36 – 1911-1919 Silver and Gold

Key Events

 1910 George V becomes King and Emperor of India on the death of his father, Edward VII.
 1911 Parliament Act ensures the sovereignty of the House of Commons.
 1911 National Insurance Act provides sickness and unemployment benefits.
 1912 The luxury passenger ship S.S. Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage, drowning more than 1,500 people.
 1913 Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison throws herself under the Kings horse at the Epsom Derby
 1914 Anglican Church in Wales is disestablished.
 1914 The heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire is assassinated. Outbreak of World War I.
 1914 Battles of Mons, the Marne, and Ypres.
 1915 Second Battle of Ypres. Allied Gallipoli expedition fails to remove Turkey from the war.
 1916 Battle of the Somme. Naval Battle of Jutland between British and German fleets.
 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin in support of Irish independence.
 1916 David Lloyd George replaces Asquith as Prime Minister.
 1917 Battle of Passchendale.
 1917 Russian Revolution.
 1918 Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra (both cousins of George V) and their royal family are shot in Ekaterinburg.
 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II (cousin of George V) abdicates as Germany faces defeat in World War I.
 1918 The end of World War I. Armistice signed on 11 November.
 1918 Reform Act gives votes to women over 30.
 1918 General Election produces landslide victory for Sinn Fein MPs in Ireland, who refuse to take their seats in Westminster and form their own DalI parliament in Dublin.
 1919 Lady Astor becomes the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons
 1919 Third Afghan War. Afghanistan gains independence from Britain
 1919 A flu-pandemic (known as Spanish Flu) rages around the world killing over 50 million people.
 1919 -1921 Ireland partitioned into the Free State and the province of Northern Ireland.
 1920 Marconi opens first radio broadcasting station in Britain
 1920 A flu epidemic (Spanish flu) rages around the world killing more than 20 million people.
 1922 The British Broadcasting Company starts radio transmissions
 1923 Prince Albert (later George VI) marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
 1924 Ramsay MacDonald becomes Prime Minister of the first Labour Government
 1926 General Strike fails to reverse wage cuts and imposition of longer hours.
 1926 John Logie Baird demonstrates world’s first television in London
 1927 British Broadcasting Corporation founded by Royal Charter
 1928 All women over the age of 21 get the vote.
 1928 George V falls seriously ill with blood poisoning of the lung.
 1928 Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
 1929 Beginning of the Great Depression which lasted almost 10 years
 1931 The Statute of Westminster recognizes independence of. the dominions.
 1931 Great Depression leads to the formation of a national government of all three political parties under the leadership of Ramsay MacDonald.
 1932 George V makes the first annual Christmas broadcast on radio.
 1935 George V celebrates his Silver Jubilee.
 1935 Robert Watson-Watt demonstrates Radar
 1935 Stanley Baldwin replaces Ramsay MacDonald as prime minister
 1936 George V dies at Sandringham.

Silver and Gold Coins 1911-19

FIRST COINAGE 1911-19 (Silver Coins are  .925 Fine (Sterling)

1911 Proof Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3710 ESC 758 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded PCGS PF65

1911 Proof Florin Dies 2A

Davies 1731P S. 4012 Bull 3756 ESC 930 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded PCGS PF65

1911 Proof Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3800 ESC 1421 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded PCGS PF66

1911 Proof Sixpence Dies 2B

S. 4011 Bull 3872 ESC 1796 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded PCGS PF66

1911 Proof Maundy Set

S. 4016 Bull 3970 ESC 2527 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded PCGS PL64-PL65

1911 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3709 ESC 757

1911 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3799 ESC 1420

1911 Sixpence

S. 4014 Bull 3871 ESC 1795

1911 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3926 ESC 2124

Slabbed and graded LCGS 82 (choice UNC)

1912 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3711 ESC 759 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded CGS 75 (aUNC)

1912 Florin

S. 4012 Bull 3757 ESC 931 (scarce)

1912 Shilling Dies 3+A

S. 4015 Bull 3801 ESC 1422 Davies 1794

Slabbed and graded CGS 82 (choice UNC)

1912 Shilling Dies 3+B

S. 4015 Bull 3801 ESC 1422 Davies 1795

1912 Sixpence

1912 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3928 ESC 2126

Slabbed and graded LCGS 82 (choice UNC)

1913 Half Sovereign

1913 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3712 ESC 760 (rare)

1913 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3802 ESC 1423

1913 Sixpence

S. 4014 Bull 3874 ESC 1798

Slabbed and graded PCGS MS64 (Choice UNC)

1914 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3713 ESC 761 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded CGS 78 (UNC)

1914 Florin Dies 2E Small Design

Davies 1737 S. 4012 Bull 3759 ESC 933

Slabbed and graded CGS 75 (UNC or near so)

1914 Shilling

S. 4013

1914 Sixpence

1915 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3714 ESC 762

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (Choice UNC)

1915 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3714 ESC 762

1915 Florin

S. 4012 Bull 3760 ESC 934 R2 (very rare)

1915 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3804 ESC 1425

1915 Threepence

S. 4015

1916 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3715 ESC 763

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

1916 Florin

S. 4012 Bull 3761 ESC 935

1916 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3805 ESC 1426

1916 Sixpence

S. 4014 Bull 3877 ESC 1801

1916 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3932 ESC 2130

Slabbed and graded LCGS 82 (choice UNC)

1917 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3716 ESC 764

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

1917 Florin

S. 4012 Bull 3762 ESC 936 (scarce)

1917 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3806 ESC 1427

Slabbed and graded LCGS 82 (choice UNC)

1917 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3933 ESC 2131

1917 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3933 ESC 2131

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (choice UNC)

1918 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3717 ESC 765

Slabbed and graded LCGS 82 (choice UNC)

1918 Florin

S. 4012 Bull 3763 ESC 937

1918 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3807 ESC 1428

Slabbed and graded LCGS 75 (aUNC)

1918 Sixpence

S. 4014 S. 4014 Bull 3879 ESC 1803 (to be sold)

1918 Sixpence

S. 4014  Bull 3879 ESC 1803

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (choice UNC)

1918 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3934 ESC 2132

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (choice UNC)

1919 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3718 ESC 766 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

1919 Halfcrown

S. 4011 Bull 3718 ESC 766 (scarce)

1919 Florin

S. 4012 Bull 3764 ESC 938

Slabbed and graded LCGS 70 (aUNC)

1919 Shilling

S. 4013 Bull 3808 ESC 1429

1919 Sixpence

S. 4014 Bull 3880 ESC 1804

1919 Threepence

S. 4015 Bull 3935 ESC 2133

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (choice UNC)

A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day

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