King George V Sterling Silver 1916 Half Crown

King George V Sterling Silver 1916 Half Crown

King George V Sterling Silver 1916 Half Crown

The 1916 United Kingdom halfcrown obverse

features the bare head of King George V

facing left, with the surrounding legend:


The reverse shows a crowned shield inside a garter.

Shield quadrants represent members of the UK:

3 lions for England, 1 lion for Scotland, a harp for Ireland.

This design is surrounded by a legend reading

'FID: DEF: IND: IMP:' above, and the date below

between 'HALF' and 'CROWN'.

1916 UK half crown specifications

Monarch George V (1911 - 1936)


Weight14.14 g

Diameter32 mm

Composition92.5% silver

MintedLondon, England

Mintageapprox. 29,530,020

Scarcityrelatively common for period


1916 United Kingdom half crown design

ObverseBertram MacKennal

ReverseGeorge de Saulles

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