Great Britain Shilling  1911 to 1936
Great Britain Shilling 1911 to 1936

In average circulated condition, Darlene, most of these old shillings are not worth very much, just their silver value. Each coin contains 0.091 troy ounces of silver. You have to get into uncirculated condition before high values kick in. Here are some typical values:

worn: $4 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $12
fully unicirculated: $30

There are also proof versions of these coins which had very small production rates, and those are worth hundreds of US dollars. A proof coin is usually identified by the packaging it comes in. Proof coins are made solely to sell to collectors; they never enter circulation.

Now the coin in the picture has been cleaned. Do you see how there is definite wear on the devices? The high points of the images have been worn flat. Nevertheless the coin looks bright, evenly colored, and polished. This is a sure sign of cleaning. Coin collectors do not buy cleaned coins, so the value of the coin in the picture drops to its base silver value. There are 0.168 troy ounces of silver in these coins. Use to find the current value of silver.

Coin: 1450 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: darlene, Fri, 02-Oct-2009 00:13:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 15:25:21 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 20-Aug-2014 22:54:54 GMT
Requester description: 1921 *1921 British Shilling*(front)face of King George V in profile and the inscription: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX (back)there's a lion standing on a crown; the 19 is inscribed next to the bottom of the crown on the left and the 21 is inscribed next to the bottom of the crown on the right; inscription reads:(top)FID: DEF: IND: (bottom)ONE SHILLING
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Hello: How much difference does the value change due to low mintage? - Ron
Hi Ron -- As you say, it is a coin's rarity that determines price. High rarity (low numbers of coins available to collectors) comes from two factors: the original minting production and the number of coins surviving over the years. Looking solely at minting figures does not tell the whole story. The best bet is to look at catalogs and price guides which reflect actual buy-and-sell data from the coin marketplace. A very general 'rule of thumb' might be this: Look through minting figures and find the date and mint mark with the lowest number of coins produced. If this lowest number is much smaller than the average number of coins produced by a factor of 10 or more, then double the price of that coin. Otherwise, minting figures have little effect. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1923 one shilling the crown on mine is different also my lion is frowning and tail is different. why? - Alfred Gauger
Hey Alfred - the design was modified in 1927. The reverse you're describing is seen on earlier dates. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I have one of this shillings but it has a 3 on the back and is from 1918, how rare and how much is this coin? - Lilian Valles
Lilian Valles -- you have 3 pence 1918 Great Britain. Please see this page (click here) for your coin. - CoinQuest (Andrei)




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