1927 King George V Silver Six Coin Specimen Proof Set
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Coins in George V 1927 Proof Set
- 1927 George V Silver Wreath Crown
- 1927 George V Silver Halfcrown
- 1927 George V Silver Florin
- 1927 George V Silver Shilling
- 1927 George V Silver Sixpence
- 1927 George V Silver Threepence
Six coin specimen proof set, each piece struck in .500 (50%) silver to standard specifications for the era.
Just 15,030 of these 1927 specimen coin sets were issued and many were broken up. This one is offered in its original red leather presentation case with royal arms to the lid in gold. The images provided on this page represent the grade of the coins and the condition of the box. You will recieve a 1927 King George V proof set in comparable condition.
What Are Wreath Crowns?
The term 'Wreath Crown' refers to British Crown coins struck between 1927 and 1936 with a distinctive reverse featuring a stylised crown, surrounded by a wreath of shamrocks entwined with thistles and roses. This was the creation of George Kruger Gray, prolific designer and long term contractor for the Royal Mint. These coins, struck in limited numbers, are also known as 'Christmas Crowns' because they were distributed primarily by the Bank of England as seasonal presents for favoured clients. 1934 Wreath Crowns are the rarest of the issue with just 932 minted. Some examples show circulation wear but these coins were intended as collectors pieces.
Who Was Edgar Bertram Mackennal?
Born in Australia in 1863, Bertam Mackennal was a sculptor and medallist. He studied in Melbourne before moving to England where he was appointed head of modelling and design at the Coalport Potteries in Shropshire in 1886. Over the next few decades he worked between the UK and his homeland, becoming the first Australian to exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts. Mackennal is best known for his coinage portrait of King George V used on British currency through this monarch's reign. He also designed George's coronation medal and his postage stamps. He was knighted in 1921 and died in 1931. Mackennal's coinage can be identified by the initials 'BM'.
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