Great Britain British Crowns (Five Shillings) 1951 to Date
Five shillings make a crown, and Great Britain has been producing these big, beautiful coins since the 1600s. Starting in 1951, however, the value of the coin took a nose dive. Prior coins were minted in silver and were quite rare and valuable. But modern crowns, after 1950 with King George and Queen Elizabeth, are minted in copper nickel, are more common, and are worth hardly anything. Figure a retail value around $10 to $20 US dollars if your coin is in excellent shape. For the worn coin in our picture, $5 is a good bet for retail price.
Note: 1937 crowns contain 0.455 troy ounces of silver. 1951 crowns and after contain no silver at all. So the 1937 crowns are worth about 0.455 times the current price of silver (available at web sites like kitco.com).
A sample modern crown with Winston Churchill appears at this link.
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