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Great Britain Half Crown (Edward and George) 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.
COINS WITH EDWARD VII:
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.
COINS WITH GEORGE V:
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
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