This King George V threepence is dated 1916, issued during World War I, and
most importantly, it is struck in Sterling Silver. Our coinage would be struck in
Sterling Silver for just 3 more years.
The coins are in Fine condition and have the bare head portrait of the King on one
side and a crowned ‘3’ on the other. A nice coin to add to your collection and it
is 102 years old.
In the reign of King George V the Royal Mint ran out of capacity to strike enough coins for everyday usage, so they contracted out the minting of some Pennies. One of the two Mints they used was the King’s Norton Mint, unlike the Birmingham Mint, the King’s Norton Mint had never struck coins for them before.
They only made pennies for the Mint in 1918 and 1919 and all of these coins carry the ‘KN’ mint mark by the left of the date. Of the two mints, the King’s Norton is by far the most difficult to get.
We have a nice little group of the 1918 issue in Fine condition. Remember these KN Pennies were only ever struck for two years.
This King George V Farthing was struck in 1920, just after the end of World War I. They are made in bonze and have the bare head of the King on one side and a beautiful seated Britannia on the reverse. We came across a little group of these 1920 Farthings in Uncirculated and Uncirculated - Brilliant Unc condition. We bought them immediately, as we know they are not easy to get in such high grades. You know some of the coins that are supposedly ‘common’ really can be most difficult to get. Don’t miss out on this offer…
This King George V Penny was issued 83 years ago in 1936, but it has a most interesting
history. In 1936 we had three Kings, George V died, Edward VIII became King, although
he never had a Coronation and finally his brother became George VI. But the real secret is that
most of the coins with the portrait of King George V were actually struck while Edward VIII
was on the throne.
We bought a fantastic little hoard of these the largest bronze coin issued at the time. The
coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, which considering they are 83 years old is quite
fantastic. Add that into the history of 1936 and you have a heck of wonderful coin. The condition
is top quality and the history is amazing, but supplies are limited.
We have put together a nice type set of the King George V silver and bronze coins. The silver
coins are the 500 fine issue and all coins will be in Fine condition. Remember that these
were the first British coins to be struck in 500 fine Silver plus you get the three bronze coins
You get the 1935 Silver Jubilee Crown, the Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and
Threepence all in silver plus the bronze Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. All coins have been
carefully selected to match in quality.
King George V’s coinage was an important turning point in British coinage and the 1935
Crown was the first commemorative crown ever issued in this country.