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1912 Half Sovereign | George V 1912 Half Sovereign


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1912 Half Sovereign - George V 1912 Half Sovereign

The King George V "Large Head" obverse appeared on Half Sovereigns during an era of change and turmoil. The effects of momentous events such as World War I and the Great Depression were felt for many decades to follow, influencing the rarity of many Half Sovereigns. The Large Head King George V portrait is seen on many of the rarest coins ever issued as well as many of the most commonly encountered ones.

The points to examine when grading this obverse are:

  • The peaks of the eyebrow and upper cheek;
  • The fine detail in his moustache;
  • The broad area of hair above the ear & towards the fringe;
  • The neck muscle between his ear and the base of his neck.
  • Weakness will show in a lack of definition of the hair including beard and moustache;
  • The top of the ear which would show a lack of sharpness on a weak strike;
  • As always, the rims and fields




1912 Half Sovereign | George V 1912 Half Sovereign Half Sovereign  
     
Coin Type: Half Sovereign Country: British
Alloy: Gold Year: 1912
Diameter: 22.05 mm Weight: 3.994g
Mint: The Royal Mint Number Minted: 6,224,000


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
29-Sept-2015Great Britain Shield Half Sovereign Victoria Gold 1871 Die Number 60EbayUS $175.00
12-Nov-2015Gold Half Sovereign 1912Ebay£102.00
 
 
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