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George V 1911 Proof Shilling, chamfered rim

George V (1910-36), silver Proof Shilling, 1911, bare head left, BM on truncation for engraver Bertram MacKennal, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX, rev. lion standing left on crown, date either side, linear circle around with Latin legend in upper half, FID: DEF: IND: IMP:, denomination ONE SHILLING in lower half, edge milled with chamfered rim, weight 5.68g (Bull 3800; ESC 1421; Davies 1793; S.4013). Attractively toned, practically as struck.

The Latin legend on the obverse translates as "George the Fifth, by the grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India."

Provenance:

Ex Bonhams coin and medal auction, October 2005.

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