Great Britain 1915 1/2 crown

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 4382
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4382 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $149.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1915. George V. Lustrous with a lovely pastel tone. NGC graded MS-65." The silver half crown (2½ shillings) was struck in this fineness until 1920, when it was debased to .500 fine.

Recorded mintage: 32,433,000.

Specification: 14.14 g, .925 fine silver, 32.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4011; KM 818.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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