Great Britain 1936 1/2 crown

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 2327
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2327 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $94. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1936. George V. Mint state with a pleasant golden tone. Usually well circulated and bright. NGC graded MS-65." This type was issued 1927-36 and this date is common tho proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 7,039,000 plus a few proofs.

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

Catalog reference: S-4037, KM 835.


  • 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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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