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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.

COINS WITH EDWARD VII (1902-1910):
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $800
coins dated 1902 are more common in higher grades and catalog at $250 fully uncirculated
coins dated 1903 are rare and catalog at $550 average circulated, $4250 fully uncirculated
coins dated 1904 are scarce and catalog at $275 avg. circulated, $2500 fully uncirculated
coins dated 1905 are very care and catalog at $1500 average circulated, $10500 fully uncirculated
coins dated 1908 and 1909 are less common in higher grades and catalog at $1250 when fully unc.

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

EARLIER COINS WITH GEORGE V (1911-1919):
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $125
coins dated 1911, 1912 and 1913 are about twice as valuable

LATER COINS WITH GEORGE V (1920-1927)
worn: $8
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $150
coins dated 1923 are more common and catalog at $8 average circulated, $65 fully uncirculated
coins dated 1925 are scarce and catalog at $70 average circulated, $850 fully uncirculated
coins dated 1927 are more common in higher grades and catalog at $75 when fully uncirculated

Convert these inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values using the concepts on our Terminology page.

Coin: 9878 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Samuel, Wed, 28-Dec-2011 14:49:13 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 15:21:50 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 04-Nov-2016 11:00:29 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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Comments

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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