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CODE

DATE

Ref 

[HC]  GB  HALF CROWNS 1902 - 1936

GRADE 

Price ()


* On the obverse side of the better quality halfcrowns, 

in bright condition, virtually none of the pictures do

 justice to the coins possibly because of light bounces 

back ?! However the pictures of the reverse side of the

coin are much better - possibly because there is

more design and the light is absorbed !

Coins in lower grades picture much better !?

Edward VII   1902 - 1910  

HC 1902 A F 20.00
HC 1903 A

Picture

F 175.00
HC 1904 A

Picture

F+ 75.00
HC 1904 A

Picture

F 65.00
HC 1904 A Obv. Slight edge bruise 2 o'clock F-F+ 50.00
HC 1904 A

Picture

Fair-F 40.00
HC 1904 A Rev. Legend in garter very worn Fair 35.00
HC 1905 A

A selection of 1905 halfcrowns

345 to 550.00
HC 1906 A

Picture

EF+ 595.00
HC 1906 A

Picture

EF 350.00
HC 1906 A Rev. Tiny edge nick at 5 o'clock VF 65.00
HC 1906 A F+ 25.00
HC 1906 A F-F+ 20.00
HC 1906 A F 15.00
HC 1906 A Fair 12.00
HC 1907 A

Picture

EF-EF+ 495.00
HC 1907 A

Picture

EF?-EF 325.00
HC 1907 A F+ 25.00
HC 1907 A F-F+ 20.00
HC 1907 A F 15.00
HC 1907 A Fair 12.00
HC 1908 A F+ 28.50
HC 1908 A F 20.00
HC 1908 A Fair 15.00
HC 1909 A Picture EF-EF+ 575.00
HC 1909 A Picture EF 400.00
HC 1909 A VF? 35.00
HC 1909 A F+ 22.50
HC 1909 A F-F+ 19.50
HC 1909 A F 16.00
HC 1909 A Fair 12.00
HC 1910 A

Light dusty tone

pAS 600.00
HC 1910 A

Deep, dark, rich tone

EF+ 500.00
HC 1910 A

Bright - scarce in this grade

EF+ 450.00
HC 1910 A Obv. Very light wear   Rev. Choice EF/EF+ 425.00
HC 1910 A F+ 22.50
HC 1910 A F 16.00
HC 1910 A Fair 12.00

For lower grades see our Silver bullion section

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George V    1911 - 1919   (0.925 silver)

For lower grade George V halfcrowns - See our 'Silver bullion' page 

HC 1911 A Obv. Weakly struck head VF?/VF 25.00
HC 1911 A F 12.50
HC 1912 A Obv. Well struck head & reverse EF/pAS 165.00
HC 1912 A Obv. Reasonably well struck head VF+/EF? 50.00
HC 1912 A Obv. Reasonably well struck head VF+-EF? 45.00
HC 1912 A F+ 14.50
HC 1912 A F 12.00
HC 1912 A Fair 9.50
HC 1913 A Obv. Light toning  Rev. Bright  Very choice pAS 250.00
HC 1913 A Obv. Reasonable head strike - Nicely toned EF+/pAS 225.00
HC 1913 A Average head strike  - Bright EF?/EF 85.00
HC 1913 A Obv. Small edge nick - average head EF?/EF 75.00
HC 1913 A

A couple of tiny rim nicks

VF+ 55.00
HC 1913 A Picture VF/VF+ 45.00
HC 1913 A VF 35.00
HC 1913 A VF? 25.00
HC 1913 A F+ 17.50
HC 1913 A F 15.00
HC 1913 A Fair 12.00
HC 1914 A Reasonably well struck head EF+ 70.00
HC 1914 A Well struck head EF+ 65.00
HC 1914 A Reasonably well struck head EF 45.00
HC 1914 A Average head strike                    Bright EF?/EF 35.00
HC 1914 A Good head & reverse strike         Bright EF? 30.00
HC 1914 A Average head strike                    Bright EF? 25.00
HC 1914 A Average head strike   VF+/EF? 22.50
HC 1914 A VF 12.50
HC 1914 A

See our 'Silver bullion' page 

F
HC 1914 A

See our 'Silver bullion' page 

Fair
HC 1915 A Well struck head    Bright - hint of tone pAS 100.00
HC 1915 A Reasonably well struck     Bright  pAS 90.00
HC 1915 A Slightly weakly struck head  - Light tone pAS 85.00
HC 1915 A Reasonably well struck head - Bright EF+/pAS 80.00
HC 1915 A Reasonably well struck  Nicely toned EF+ 75.00
HC 1915 A Weak head but good reverse strike EF/pAS 55.00
HC 1915 A Reasonably well struck - Bright EF/EF+ 50.00
HC 1915 A Reasonably well struck head EF 45.00
HC 1915 A Reasonable head & good reverse strike EF?/EF+ 40.00
HC 1915 A Reasonable head & good reverse strike EF?/EF 35.00
HC 1915 A Average head strike
Small metal flaw in milling - 12 o'clock EF/EF+ 32.50
HC 1915 A Weak head but good reverse strike VF+/EF+ 30.00
HC 1915 A Reasonably well struck head EF? 25.00
HC 1915 A Average head strike VF+/EF? 20.00
HC 1915 A VF+ 18.50
HC 1915 A VF 12.50
HC 1915 A

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F
HC 1915 A

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Fair
HC 1916 A Average head strike but choice quality pAS 90.00
HC 1916 A Well struck head  - Bright EF+/pAS 85.00
HC 1916 A Reasonably well struck - Bright EF+/pAS 80.00
HC 1916 A Average head strike  -  Bright EF+/pAS 75.00
HC 1916 A Weakly struck head, good rev.  - Bright EF+/pAS 65.00
HC 1916 A A well struck head and reverse  -  Bright EF/EF+ 60.00
HC 1916 A Reasonably well struck  - Bright EF 45.00
HC 1916 A Average head strike  -  Bright EF 40.00
HC 1916 A Reasonable head strike EF?/EF 35.00
HC 1916 A Reasonable head strike EF? 30.00
HC 1916 A VF+/EF? 22.50
HC 1916 A VF+ 18.50
HC 1916 A VF 12.50
HC 1916 A

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F
HC 1916 A

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Fair
HC 1917 A Average head strike  -  Bright EF/pAS 85.00
HC 1917 A Excellent head strike but weaker reverse  EF-EF+ 70.00
HC 1917 A Average head strike EF-EF+ 65.00
HC 1917 A Well struck on both sides EF?-EF 50.00
HC 1917 A Average head strike EF?/EF 40.00
HC 1917 A VF+ 20.00
HC 1917 A VF 15.00
HC 1917 A

See our 'Silver bullion' page 

F
HC 1917 A

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Fair
HC 1918 A Reasonable head strike - Light tone pAS 80.00
HC 1918 A Reasonably well struck both sides EF+ 75.00
HC 1918 A Average head strike - Bright EF/EF+ 60.00
HC 1918 A Weak head but good reverse strike 

Starting to lightly tone 

EF-EF+ 45.00
HC 1918 A Reasonably well struck both sides EF 35.00
HC 1918 A Weak head but good reverse strike  EF 30.00
HC 1918 A Average head & reverse strike EF? 27.50
HC 1918 A Well struck but lightly scuffed - both sides EF 25.00
HC 1918 A VF+-EF? 20.00
HC 1918 A VF 12.50
HC 1918 A

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F
HC 1918 A

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Fair
HC 1919 A Fairly well struck both sides pAS 120.00
HC 1919 A Reasonably well struck both sides pAS 110.00
HC 1919 A Average head & reverse strike - Bright EF+ 85.00
HC 1919 A Average head & reverse strike EF/EF+ 65.00
HC 1919 A Obv. Weakly struck head
Rev. Slight weak strike just below crown EF/EF+ 55.00
HC 1919 A Average head and reverse strike  EF 45.00
HC 1919 A Weak head but stronger reverse strike EF?/EF 40.00
HC 1919 A Average head and reverse strike  EF? 35.00
HC 1919 A Average head and reverse strike 
Obv. Tiny edge bruise  7 o'clock EF? 27.50
HC 1919 A VF+ 20.00
HC 1919 A VF 15.00
HC 1919 A

See our 'Silver bullion' page 

F
HC 1919 A

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Fair

For lower grade George V halfcrowns - See our 'Silver bullion' page 

George V   1920 - 1936    (0.500 silver)

For lower grade George V halfcrowns - See our 'Silver bullion' page 

1920 - 2 (main) Obverse & 2 (?) Reverse dies

Obv. 1  I of DEI to gap  (High relief head)
Obv. 3  I of DEI to bead  (Low relief head)

Rev. A + B  (See Pictures & Davies - for difference!)

1920

In February 1920 the price of silver rose to record prices - to 5/6d or 

(0.275 pence) per ounce which meant that it cost more than the

legal tender value of the coins to make them. As a result the

government hastily decided to reduce the fineness of the silver

coinage from the recognised 0.925 fineness to the new reduced

0.500 fineness. This was achieved in the first instant by mixing  

50% silver & 50% copper together. This was quickly followed by mixing

50% silver & 50% cupro-nickel ' discarded' bullet shell cases - 

the cupro-nickel consisted of 90% copper & 10% nickel. 

These early coins when worn soon turned dull, with almost a sort of

brownish colour !

The low, flat relief head of obverse 3 makes it difficult to determine

the grade as even on a choice quality coin the 'flat' head looks to be

only in 'Fine' Grade !!

Really good quality halfcrowns of this period are very hard to find

especially for 1925

HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672)
Weak head strike and part of reverse pAS 145.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672)
Obv. Reasonable head strike
Rev. Weakly struck at centre and rim EF-EF+ 120.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672)
Reasonable strike both sides EF/EF+ 115.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672) 
Reasonable strike both sides
Obv. Slightly more wear than above coin
see pictures for details EF/EF+ 105.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672)
Good head strike - reasonable reverse EF 70.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672)
Average head and reverse strike EF? 45.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672)
Reasonable head - weak reverse VF+-EF? 40.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672) VF 14.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A (D.1672) F+ 8.00
HC 1920 A 1 + A        See our 'Silver bullion' page Fine 6.50
HC 1920 A 1 + A        See our 'Silver bullion' page Fair 5.50
HC 1920 B 1 + B (D.1673) - Possibly rare reverse
Obv. Hairline 'old' scratch behind head Left as Reference
Very good strike for year with a superb
dusty grey lustrous colour otherwise pAS  
HC 1920 D 3 + A (D.1675)
Weakly struck both sides VF+/EF? 35.00
HC 1920 D 3 + A (D.1675) F/VF 10.00
HC 1920 D 3 + A        See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fine
1921

The metal mix was never considered quite right so in 1921 the

nickel content was reduced from 10% to 5% and the other 5% was

now manganese but due to this the coins quickly 'coppered'. 

Even new the coins had a slightly gunmetal grey appearance 

instead of a 'silver' colour.

HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) Reasonably well struck EF+ 125.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) Reasonably well struck EF-EF+ 110.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) Reasonably well struck EF/EF+ 95.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) Weaker strike reverse EF/EF+ 85.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678)  Reasonably well struck EF 75.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678)  Reasonably well struck EF? 45.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678)  Reasonably well struck VF+-EF? 40.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) VF+ 30.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) VF-VF+ 20.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) VF 14.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C (D.1678) F+ 8.00
HC 1921 B 3 + C          See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fine 6.50
HC 1921 B 3 + C          See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fair 5.50

1922 - 2  Reverse dies

Rev. C  F of FID to tooth
Rev. D  F of FID to gap
1922

The problem of getting the right metal mix continued.

In 1922 the original idea of using 1/2 silver & 1/2 copper was 

retried this time with the blank or coin planchets being deeply

blanched or bleached which meant that a higher percentage of 

silver resided on the coin surface - which would give a more

silvered look to the coin. Again this was not the solution !

HC 1922 A 3 + C (D.1680) Reasonable head strike
Rev. Slightly weaker strike under crown EF?/VF+ 35.00
HC 1922 A 3 + C (D.1680) Weakish head strike
Rev. Reasonably well struck VF 15.00
HC 1922 A 3 + C (D.1680)  VF? 12.50
HC 1922 A 3 + C (D.1680)  F+ 8.00
HC 1922 A 3 + C          See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fine 6.50
HC 1922 A 3 + C          See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fair 5.50
HC 1922 B 3 + D (D.1681)  Really choice coin EF+/pAS 150.00
HC 1922 B 3 + D (D.1681) F/F+ 10.00
HC 1922 B 3 + D          See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fine
HC 1922 B 3 + D          See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fair
HC 1923 A Reasonably well struck both sides - Bright pAS 80.00
HC 1923 A Reasonably well struck both sides - Bright EF+ 65.00
HC 1923 A Reasonably well struck both sides - Bright EF-EF+ 55.00
HC 1923 A EF 35.00
HC 1923 A EF? 25.00
HC 1923 A VF+ 17.50
HC 1923 A VF 12.50
HC 1923 A VF? 10.00
HC 1923 A F+ 8.00
HC 1923 A

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Fine 6.50
HC 1923 A

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Fair 5.50
HC 1924 A Well struck - choice pAS 175.00
HC 1924 A Reasonably well struck both sides - Bright EF 75.00
HC 1924 A VF+ 25.00
HC 1924 A F+ 9.50
HC 1924 A F 7.50
HC 1924 A Fair 6.00
HC 1925 A

Light toning around legend

EF/EF+ 500.00
HC 1925 A

Light tone around legend

EF?/EF 350.00
HC 1925 A

A reasonably good quality coin

VF+/EF? 95.00
HC 1925 A

Picture

VF?/VF 50.00
HC 1925 A F/VF 35.00
HC 1925 A F-F+ 20.00
HC 1925 A F 15.00
HC 1925 A Fair 9.50

1926 - 2  Obverse dies

Obv. 3  I of GEORGIVS to left of a tooth (1st issue)
Obv. 4  I of GEORGIVS to a tooth (Modified head)
HC 1926 A 3 + D (1st issue)  Bright - Choice pAS 250.00
HC 1926 A 3 + D (1st issue) Obv. Toned.  Rev. Bright EF+-pAS 225.00
HC 1926 A 3 + D (1st issue) VF-VF+ 20.00
HC 1926 A 3 + D (1st)   Fine 8.00
HC 1926 A 3 + D (1st)    Fair 6.50
HC 1926 B 4 + D (Modified)  Bright pAS 250.00
HC 1926 B 4 + D (Modified) VF+ 40.00
HC 1926 B 4 + D (Modified) Fine 9.50
HC 1926 B 4 + D (Modified) Fair 7.50
1927

The final attempt to get the dies and the metal mix right occurred

when the final mixture became - 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel

& 5% zinc. This combination appeared to worked.

HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] - Bright pAS 95.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] EF-EF+ 50.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] EF? 25.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] VF+-EF? 20.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] VF/VF+ 15.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] VF 12.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D (D.1691)  [1st issue] F+ 8.00
HC 1927 A 4 + D         See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fine

6.50

HC 1927 A 4 + D         See our 'Silver bullion' page  Fair 5.50
HC 1927 P PROOF  [2nd issue] Out of 

stock

1928 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev. B  D of IND to tooth  (Normal)
Rev. C  D of IND to gap   (Scarcer)
HC 1928 A 1 + B (D.1701) pAS 45.00
HC 1928 A 1 + B (D.1701) EF+ 35.00
HC 1928 A 1 + B (D.1701) EF 20.00
HC 1928 A 1 + B (D.1701) EF? 15.00
HC 1928 A 1 + B (D.1701) VF+ 11.00
HC 1928 A 1 + B (D.1701) VF 9.00
HC 1928 C 1 + C (D.1703) EF+-pAS 55.00
HC 1928 C 1 + C (D.1703) EF 27.50
HC 1928 C 1 + C (D.1703) EF? 17.50
HC 1928 C 1 + C (D.1703) VF+ 12.50
HC 1928 A/C           See our 'Silver bullion' page F-F+ 5.50

1929 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev. D  D of IND to gap  (Normal)
Rev. E  D of IND to tooth (Slightly scarcer)
HC 1929 A 1 + D (D.1704) EF+-pAS 42.50
HC 1929 A 1 + D (D.1704) EF+ 32.50
HC 1929 A 1 + D (D.1704) EF 19.50
HC 1929 A 1 + D (D.1704) EF? 15.00
HC 1929 A 1 + D (D.1704) VF+ 11.00
HC 1929 A 1 + D (D.1704) VF 8.50
HC 1929 B 1 + E (D.1705) EF+ 40.00
HC 1929 B 1 + E (D.1705) EF 24.00
HC 1929 B 1 + E (D.1705) EF? 15.00
HC 1929 B 1 + E (D.1705) VF+ 11.00
HC 1929 B 1 + E (D.1705) VF 8.50
HC 1929 A/B          See our 'Silver bullion' page F-F+  5.50
HC 1930 A

See picture

EF+-pAS 850.00
HC 1930 A

See picture

EF 375.00
HC 1930 A

See picture

VF/VF+ 75.00
HC 1930 A F/F+ 18.50
HC 1930 A F 12.50
HC 1930 A Fair 8.00
HC 1931 A

Light toning

pAS 65.00
HC 1931 A

See picture

EF+-pAS 55.00
HC 1931 A

See picture - Bright

EF+ 45.00
HC 1931 A EF 22.50
HC 1931 A EF? 16.50
HC 1931 A VF+ 12.00
HC 1931 A VF 9.50
HC 1931 A

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F 5.50
HC 1932 A

See picture - Bright

EF+-pAS 70.00
HC 1932 A EF 35.00
HC 1932 A EF? 20.00
HC 1932 A VF+ 15.00
HC 1932 A VF 11.00
HC 1932 A F+ 8.00
HC 1932 A

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F 6.00

1933 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev. E   Normal size design - thicker edge rim
Rev. E*  Slightly larger design - thin edge rim
HC 1933 A Rev. E EF 24.50
HC 1933 A Rev. E EF? 17.50
HC 1933 A Rev. E VF+ 13.50
HC 1933 A Rev. E VF 10.00
HC 1933 A

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F 5.50
HC 1934 A

See picture

EF+-pAS 165.00
HC 1934 A

see picture

EF+ 140.00
HC 1934 A VF+ 19.50
HC 1934 A VF 13.50
HC 1934 A F+ 8.00
HC 1934 A F 5.50
HC 1935 A

Obv. A very faint hair-line scratch in

field behind head - 1cm Otherwise Choice

EF+-pAS 31.00
HC 1935 A EF+ 30.00
HC 1935 A EF 18.50
HC 1935 A EF? 13.50
HC 1935 A VF 8.50
HC 1935 A

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F-F+ 5.50
HC 1936 A EF+-pAS 30.00
HC 1936 A EF+ 26.50
HC 1936 A EF 16.50
HC 1936 A EF? 12.50
HC 1936 A VF+ 10.00
HC 1936 A VF 7.50
HC 1936 A

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F 5.50

For lower grade George V halfcrowns - See our 'Silver bullion' page 

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