George V 1935 Proof Florin PF66

George V 1935 Proof Florin PF66

George V (1910-36), Proof half-silver Florin, 1935, V.I.P. issue for silver Jubilee year, bare head left with raised BM for Bertram Mackennal on truncation, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX, rev. crowned cruciform sceptres, G at centre, emblematic shields in angles, date and denomination in words in lower half surrounding, legend surrounding upper half, FID: DEF IND: IMP, small KG below lower crown (Bull 3794-5; Davies 1777; ESC 954B; S 4038). Brilliant, practically as struck, extremely rare, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF66.

NGC certification 1874123-001


The Proof coins of 1935 from Halfcrown down are all extremely rare and were only issued for very important purposes (hence V.I.P. issue) for giving to dignitaries or for foundation stone sets. It is generally assumed that no more than 10 to 15 examples of such VIP coins would have been issued but mintage figures are unknown. The Bull reference has duplicated listings for proof coins of 1935, when in fact there is only one kind of proof coin for most years and denominations in this reign and the next.



Ex Ira and Larry Goldberg, Hollywood, USA, Auction 36, 28th May 2006, lot 2491

Ex Heritage, New York Signature Sale 3008, 3rd January 2010, lot 22004.

Ex A H Baldwin Fixed Price List, Summer 2010, BM063.


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