Great Britain 1934 half crown

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 21076
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21076 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Proof Halfcrown 1934, PR64 NGC, light gray surfaces. Very rare as a Proof of Record." This type was issued in large numbers 1927-36 but the proofs are rare. It was the largest coin to actually circulate after World War One.

Recorded mintage: 2,422,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 14.13 g, .500 fine silver, .227 troy oz ASW, 32.3 mm diameter, designed by Bertram MacKennal and Percy Metcalfe.

Catalog reference: S-4037, KM 835.


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  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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