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16 May 2021

BIG and BOLD - 100 Year Old World Coin - 1921 United Kingdom coins

National Coin Week | TheHobbyist

Hello everyone,

Today, in this article we are going to talk about 100 year old coins, this time from United Kingdom, the 1921 United Kingdom penny and other 1921 coin denominations. So, let us get started!

Basic Info

The 1921 United Kingdom penny has an obverse design of King George V facing left and the reverse shows Britannia seated, wearing a helmet, and holding a trident with left hand and the right hand on a shield. George V is a monarch who ruled from 1911 to 1936. This coin was made of bronze and was minted in London, England. The designed of this coin is Edgar Bertram MacKennal.

A few facts...Did you know....

* King George V is the grandson of Queen Victoria.

* King George V was the first Windsor monarch.

* The working royals of today are the descendants ofKing Georgeand his wife,QueenMary.

* 1921 United Kingdom penny weigh around 9.4 grams.

* The 1921 United Kingdom penny is valued around 35 UK pounds in uncirculated condition.

* The most valuable British penny is the 1933 George Vpenny, valued at 72,000 UK pounds in uncirculated condition.

* During British colonial time, Indian one quarter anna coins had King George V design on the obverse.

Other coin varieties of 1921

1921 Farthings: The 1921 United Kingdom Farthings has an obverse design of King George V facing left and the reverse shows Britannia seated, wearing a helmet, and holding a trident with left hand and the right hand on a shield. The specifications, material and design of this coin is very similar to the 1921 United Kingdom penny.

1921 Shilling: The 1921 United Kingdom Shilling has George V facing left on the obverse and the reverse design has a lion standing on the royal crown. This coin is made of 50% silver and was minted in London, England.

1921 Florin: The 1921 United Kingdom Florin has George V facing left on the obverse and the reverse design has a cross similar to Queen Victoria's Jubilee florin. This coin is made of 50% silver and was minted in London, England from 1920 to 1926.

1921 Crown: The George V United Kingdom half crown was minted from 1920-1922. This coin is made of 50% silver and was minted in London, England. It has George V facing left on the obverse and the reverse design has a crowned shield.

Coin conversion

* 4 Farthings = 1 Penny

* 12 Pence = 1 Shilling

* 2 Shillings = 1 Florin

* 5 Shillings = 1 Crown

* 20 Shillings = 1 Pound (Sovereign)

Conclusion

I shared with you some interesting information on United Kingdom 1921 coins that are 100 years old now. When there is an opportunity, we can collect some of these. See you next time. Happy collecting!

References

https://www.allcoinvalues.com/

https://www.silveragecoins.com/

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Some of the best designed coins in the world.

"SUN"

Level 6

Coins can have good stories and infomatiion.

It's Mokie

Level 6

I love the old Great Britain Pennies, such a beautiful rendering of Britannia on the reverse. Thanks for an excellent blog.

Longstrider

Level 6

Coins worth learning about. Some very nice designs. Thanks.

Kepi

Level 6

Interesting blog! Great research and beautiful coins! ; )

Mike

Level 7

If you like those . Try the money they used in the 1700's. . The tokens. There great. Thanks for the infomation

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Nicely done article on an interesting subject! Thank you!

Golfer

Level 5

Nice coins and information. Very interesting. Thanks for a great history lesson,.

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