George V, 1910-36 – 1920-1936 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 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 1920-1936

SECOND COINAGE 1920-27 (Silver Coins are  .500 Fine)

1920 Halfcrown

S. 4021 Bull 3719 ESC 767 (scarce)

** unsure of attribution / Davis number

1920 Florin

S. 4022A Bull 3766 ESC 939A (scarce)

1920 Shilling S. 4023A Bull 3811 ESC 1430

1921 Halfcrown

S. 4021A Bull 3766 ESC 767A (scarce)

1921 Florin

S. 4022A Bull 3768 ESC 940

1921 Shilling Dies 3D

S. 4023 Bull 3810 ESC 1431 (scarce)

1921 Shilling Dies 4D

S. 4023A Bull 3813 ESC 1431 (scarce)

1921 Shilling Dies 4E

S. 4023A Bull 3813 ESC 1431 (scarce)

1921 Shilling Dies 5D

S. 4023A Bull 3813 ESC 1431 (scarce)

1921 Shilling Dies 5E

S. 4023A Bull 3813 ESC 1431 (scarce)

1921 Sixpence

S. 4024 Bull 3884 ESC 1807 (scarce)

1921 Threepence

S. 4026 Bull 3939 ESC 2136

Slabbed and Graded LCGS 85 (Choice UNC – BU)

Finest known 1/5 as at 17/04/2021

1922 Halfcrown

S. 4021A Bull 3723 ESC 769 (scarce)

1922 Florin

S. 4022A Bull 3769 ESC 941

1922 Shilling

S. 4023A Bull 3815 ESC 1432 (scarce)

1922 Sixpence

S. 4024 Bull 3885 ESC 1808 (scarce)

1923 Halfcrown

S. 4021A Bull 3724 ESC 770 (scarce)

1923 Florin Dies 3E

S. 4022A Bull 3774 ESC 942 Davies 1751

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (Choice UNC)

1923 Shilling

S. 4023A Bull 3818 ESC 1433

1923 Sixpence

S. 4024 Bull 3886 ESC1809 (rare)

1924 Florin

S. 4022A Bull 3775 ESC 943 (scarce)

1924 Shilling

S. 4023A Bull 820 ESC 1434 (rare)

1924 Sixpence

S. 4024 Bull 3888 ESC 1810

1925 Sixpence Broader Rim Type C/1

S. 4025 Bull 3893 ESC 1812 (scarce)

1926 Half Crown Type B1/1

S. 4021A Bull 3728 ESC 773 (rare)

1926 Florin Type B1/1

S. 4022A Bull 3778 ESC 945 (scarce)

1926 Shilling Type B1/1

S. 4023A Bull 3825 ESC 1436 (Scarce)

THIRD COINAGE 1926-27 ‘Modified Effigy’

1926 Shilling modified effigy Type C/1

S. 4033 Bull 3827 ESC 1437 (scarce)

1926 Sixpence modified effigy Type D/1 (to be sold)

S. 4034 Bull 3895 ESC 1814 (scarce)

Slabbed and Graded LCGS 65 (GEF)

1926 Sixpence modified effigy Type D/1

S. 4034 Bull 3895 ESC 1814 (scarce)

1926 Threepence modified effigy Type C

S. 4035 Bull 3945 ESC 2140 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded LCGS 85 (Choice UNC – BU)

LCGS joint finest as at 18/04/2021

1927 Half Crown Modified Effigy Type C/1

S. 4032 Bull 3730 ESC 775

1927 Shilling modified effigy Type C/1

S. 4033 Bull 3828 ESC 1438 (scarce)

Slabbed and Graded PCGS MS64

1927 Sixpence modified effigy Type D/1

S. 4034 Bull 3896 ESC 1815 (scarce)

FOURTH COINAGE 1927-36

1926 Florin Type B1/1

S. 4022A Bull 3778 ESC 945

1927 Proof Crown ‘wreath’ Type A/1

S. 4036 Bull 3631 ESC 367

Slabbed and graded LCGS 85 (Choice UNC – BU)

1927 Proof Shilling Type C/2

S. 4039 Bull 3830 ESC 1440

1927 Proof Sixpence Type E/2

S. 4040 Bull 3898 ESC 1816

Proof only for 1927 sixpence

*the Bull entry seems incorrect

1928 Half Crown

S. 4037 Bull 3734 ESC 777

1928 Florin

S. 4038 Bull 3781 ESC 948

1928 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3832 ESC 1441

1929 Half Crown

S. 4037 Bull 3737 ESC 778 Davis 1705

Slabbed and graded LCGS 82 (Choice UNC)

1929 Florin

S. 4038 Bull 3783 ESC 949

1929 Shilling

 S. 4039 Bull 3835 ESC 1442

slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (Choice UNC )

1931 Halfcrown

S. 4037 Bull 3741 ESC 780 (scarce)

1931 Florin

S. 4038 Bull 3787 ESC 951 (scarce)

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

1931 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3839 ESC 1444 (scarce)

1932 Halfcrown

S. 4037 Bull 3743 ESC 781 (scarce)

1932 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3842 ESC 1445

1933 Halfcrown

S. 4037 Bull 3745 ESC 782 (scarce)

1933 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3845 ESC 1446

1933 Threepence

S. 4042 Bull 3955 ESC 2146

1934 Halfcrown

S. 4037 Bull 3747 ESC 783 (scarce)

Note: there was no 1934 Florin

1934 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3847 ESC 1447

1935 Crown ‘rocking horse’ Type B/2

S. 4049 Bull 3651 ESC 375

1935 Crown specimen ‘rocking horse’ Type B/2

S. 4049 Bull 3652 ESC 376

1935 Half Crown

S. 4037 Bull 3749 ESC 784

1935 Florin

S. 4038 Bull 3793 ESC 954

1935 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3850 ESC 1448

1935 Sixpence

S. 4041 Bull 3917 ESC 1826

1935 Threepence

S. 4042 Bull 3959 ESC 2148

1936 Half Crown

S. 4037 Bull 3751 ESC 785

1936 Florin

S. 4038 Bull 3796 ESC 955

1936 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3853 ESC 1449

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (choice UNC)

1936 Shilling

S. 4039 Bull 3853 ESC 1449

1936 Sixpence

S. 4041 Bull 3920 ESC 1825

1936 Threepence

S. 4042 Bull 3962 ESC 2149

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

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