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.
The most difficult denomination of King George V’s coinage to get is the Silver Florin or Two
Shilling Piece. They were made in 500 fine Silver from 1920-1936 and there are two different
types. From 1920-1926 the reverse had four shield set square. From 1927-1936 the shields are set at
an angle and has more elaborate sceptres.
The hoard we bought are in Fine condition and struck in silver. We are offering dates of our choice.
Remember that these Florins are the most difficult denomination of King George V silver coins to
find. We love them and so will you.
In 1921 George V was our Monarch and he had celebrated the 10th anniversary of his Coronation
(1911-1921). The smallest and most used coin of this year was the bronze Farthing. You have the
bare head of King George V facing left on the obverse and the reverse has the seated figure of
For some reason the 1921 in high grades is most difficult to get. After all it is almost 100 years old.
Available here in Brilliant Uncirculated. It has been a long time since we have seen such nice examples
of this scarce date of Farthings. Treat yourself; after all you deserve it…