Medal: Great Britain George V Silver Jubilee (including South Africa) 1935
Fergus has the South African version of this old medal from the Royal Mint of Great Britain. The more common version, with inscription STET FORTUNA DOMUS 'Let fortune stay at home', is shown in our primary picture. These medals were issued to commemorate the silver jubilee (25th year) of King George V's reign, from 1910 to 1935.
Just because it's a silver jubilee does not mean these medals were issued in silver. Some were, but most are made of bronze, and there are even a few gold versions. An extra large gold medal, with 124 grams of 22 karat gold (3.6 troy ounces) sold for $8500 US dollars in a Heritage auction during 2012. CoinQuest thanks Heritage Auctions for use of their coin photo. What a beauty!
But, alas, most people do not have the super-sized gold version. They have normal-sized medals in bronze or silver. Here are some typical values for these medals, both the STET FORUNA version and the SUID AFRIKA version.
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circualted: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $50
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circualted: $35
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $80
The values for the silver medal correspond to a silver price of about $20 US dollars per troy ounce. If silver goes up or down, the prices fluctuate accordingly.
Use our Important terminology page to convert the catalog values on this page to actual buy and sell values.
, Genre: Medals
Requested by: Fergus, Fri, 15-Nov-2013 09:56:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-May-2014 00:52:38 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 17-May-2016 13:44:05 GMT
Requester description: UNIE VAN SUID AFRIKA, UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA, EX UNITATE VIRES VI MAII MCMX MCMXXXV. One side has King George V and Queen Mary with the roman numerals on either side of them, the other side has the old coat of arms with the springbok and gemsbok on their hin legs and the country name in Afrikaans and English. This side also has the mint mark of PH
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