• 6 Pence 1911-1936, KM# 25, Australia, George V
  • 6 Pence 1911-1936, KM# 25, Australia, George V
Description

George V (1865–1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment.

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

The legend is an abbreviated translation of “George V by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”.

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

GEORGIUS V D.G.BR:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
B.M.

Reverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Australia (1908–1912), value around above, date below, between arrowheads.

The coat of arms of Australia composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed.

The mint mark is below the date. Without mint marks: Melbourne and/or Sydney Mint.

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

SIXPENCE
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
1918
M

Edge
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 2.82 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
London Mint
Melbourne Mint

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Silver, 2.82 g, ⌀ 19.5 mm