Great Britain 1930 half crown

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3932
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3932 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1930. George V. Uncirculated with some golden tone. This is the sought after key date in the George V, fourth coinage Halfcrown series. Usually found with 'bag-marks' or scuffs, due to the storage and transportation methods, this coin has relatively unblemished surfaces. NGC graded MS-63." This type was issued 1927-36 and most of the dates are common. This one is scarce to rare. The half crown was sterling silver until 1922, then .500 fine silver, then converted to copper-nickel in 1947.

Recorded mintage: 810,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 14.14 g, .500 fine silver, 32.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4037; ESC-779 (R2); KM-835.


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  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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