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George V 1931 Wreath Crown, mintage only 4,056 pieces
George V (1910-36), 0.500 silver Wreath Type Crown, 1931, bare head left, BM raised on truncation for engraver Bertram Mackennal, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX,rev. Imperial Crown, date above, emblematic wreath surrounding with roses, thistles and shamrocks, small K.G. to right of lowest rose for engraver Kruger Gray, denomination in words at bottom, Latin legend surrounding, .FID. .DEF. .IND. .IMP., 28.39g (Bull 3639; ESC 371; Davies 1634; S.4036).Toned just a few marks on cheek, almost extremely fine.
Mintage 4,056 struck.
The legends translate across both sides of these denominations as "George the Fifth by the grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India."
The Wreath Crown design by Kruger Gray was much admired and the type design continued in succeeding years at the request of the Bank of England who liked to stock them at Christmas time to present to good clients, hence why the mintages were always quite small for the normal currency pieces. Bertram Mackennal (later knighted) was the Australian engraver responsible for the obverse design.