Great Britain Half Crown  1902 to 1927
Great Britain Half Crown 1902 to 1927

According to Wikipedia, the inscription on this and several other British coins 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' supposedly originated when King Edward III was dancing with his daughter-in-law, Joan of Kent. Her garter slipped down to her ankle, causing those around her to snigger. In an act of chivalry, Edward placed the garter on his own leg, saying in French 'Honi soit qui mal y pense', and the phrase later became the motto of the Order of the Garter. It means 'Shamed be he who thinks evil of it.'

These coins contain 0.420 troy ounces of silver.

With these bits of numismatic (coin collecting) trivia aside, the listing below gives approximate catalog values of these large silver coins. These values apply to all dates as noted.

worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $900
coins dated 1903 and 1904 are about twice as valuable
coins dated 1905 are about four times as valuable

The portrait changed to King George in 1911 and these coin are generally less valuable than the Edward coins.

worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $100
coins dated 1912 and 1913 are about twice as valuable

Convert these inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values using the concepts on our Important Terminology page (link at upper left).

Coin: 9878 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Samuel, Wed, 28-Dec-2011 14:49:13 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 15:21:50 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 10-Aug-2014 12:18:52 GMT
Requester description: 1906 On the front appears the words 'FID: DEF: IND: IMP: HALF CROWN 1906 HON SOLT QVI MAL Y PENSE' and a crest with three lions in the top left and bottom right spaces, a single lion in the top right space and a harp in the bottom left. Above the crest also appears a crown. On the back appears the words 'EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX' and the head of Edward VII.
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Thank you Van for your reply but I'm still not sure weather my 1920 half a crown is valuable due to the fact it not intended same date mention - Eve
Eve -- The general values on this page apply to all dates, including 1920. - CoinQuest (Paul)





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