The King George V British Lion Shilling and Sixpence Pair - 1911-1919
The Last Ever Sterling Silver British Lion Coins
The coinage of King George V included two coins - the shilling and sixpence - which featured the British Lion as their designs.
From the accession of King George V these two coins were struck each year in sterling silver, at .925 purity.
Monarch - King George V
Denomination – Shilling and Sixpence
Years Issued - 1911 to 1919 inclusive
Alloy - Sterling Silver .925 fine
Weight – Shilling: 5.7gm; Sixpence: 2.8gm
Diameter – Shilling: 24mm; Sixpence: 19mm
Obverse - The portrait of King George V by Bertam Mackennal
Reverse - The British Lion astride the Tudor crown, in a circular border with plant like finials, symbolic of the age of Art Nouveau to which it belongs
This stunning coin is encapsulated, housed in a presentation box and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.