Great Britain 1931 crown

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1858
This specimen was lot 1858 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 180 CHF (about US$216 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Grossbritannien, George V. 1910-1936. Crown 1931, London. Vorzüglich. Hübsche Patina. (kingdom of Great Britain, George V, 1910-36, crown of 1931, London mint. Extremely fine, Attractive patina.)"
This type was struck 1927-36 in very limited numbers and is expensive today; the commemorative crown of 1935 was minted in larger numbers than the entire type added together. This type was the last issued for circulation; all British crowns issued since have been commemoratives.

Recorded mintage: 4,056 plus proofs.

Specification: 28.27 g, .500 fine silver, .454 troy oz ASW, 38.5 mm diameter, designed by Bertram MacKennal and Percy Metcalfe. This specimen is 28.14 g.

Catalog reference: S.4036; ESC-370; Dav-110; KM-836.

Source:

  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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