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A halfcrown has the value to 2 1/2 shillings or 1/8th of a pound. The first halfcrown was issued in 1549 during the reign of King Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII. Some of the popular halfcrowns include the Victoria Jubilee Head halfcrown and Charles I halfcrown. Originally struck in gold and later minted in silver until 1947 when all circulated coins changed to cupro-nickel.

Halfcrowns were not issued for circulation during Queens Mary's reign but were issued for every other monarch since Edward VI. These coins were stuck until 1967.
A proof condition halfcrown does exist in the 1971 proof set.

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George VI Silver Halfcrown 1939 -1945 George V Halfcrown 2nd type Specimen Silver Set of Pre 1947 Coins of George VI
George V Halfcrown 1920-1936
Latest Price: 12.50
George VI Halfcrown 1937 -1946

George VI born Albert Fredrick Arthur George in 1895 was never expected to become King. After the abdication of his brother Edward VIII he became King George VI.
George V Crowns.

In 1919, the Royal Mint decided to reduce the silver value of its future coins down from 0.925 to 0.500, so coins minted 1920 onwards have a lower silver content. This continued until until 1946.
Specimen Silver Set of Pre 1947 Coins of George VI

Over the past year there has been much publicity over the increase of the gold price, but very little said about the increase in

George V 1925 Halfcrown Victoria Jubilee Head Halfcrown coin George V 1930 Halfcrown
George V Silver 1925 Halfcrown

We still have a stock of George V scarce date Halfcrowns for 1935. Always considered to be difficult to find - a minor key date in the British series.
Victoria's Jubilee coinage we introduced in 1887 and lasted until 1893 before her Old head(veiled head) portrait was adopted.
George V Silver 1930 Halfcrown

We still have a stock of George V scarce date Halfcrowns for 1930. Always considered to be difficult to find - a minor key date in the British series.

Coins are in fine condition.
Silver Halfcrowns of George VI 1937-1946 x 3 Different Diamond Shaped Coin 1/2 oz Silver Half Crown
Silver Halfcrowns of George VI 1937-1946 x 3 Different

In recent months the price of silver has rocketed, which means that these coins of George VI have also increased dramatically

Victoria Old Head Half Crown 1893- 1901

In VF condition
Diamond Shaped Coin 1/2 oz Silver Half Crown

We have the Silver version of a most unique shaped coin. Dated 2012, 1/2oz of Fine silver plus a real diamond inserted in the

Queen Victoria Young Head Halfcrown 1838-1887 George III Classical Halfcrown 1817 - 1820 George IV Halfcrown Laurel head type
George IV Halfcrown 1820-1829
Latest Price: 165.00
Queen Victoria Young Head Halfcrown 1838-1887

Known as the young head design this halfcrown had a long life being struck in sterling silver from 1838 through to 1887. Very popular and of course relatively
George III Classical Halfcrown 1817 - 1820

It was felt the earlier bull head halfcrown, as it was known, was too severe so after just two years it was redesigned with a Roman Emperor look. Struck in silver for a very short period as he died in 1820. Coins are in F/ VF condition.
George IV lived in the height of luxury and had a great influence on the fashion of the day. He died without an heir with his brother William IV ascending to the throne.
King George III Bull Head Halfcrown 1816 - 1817 In F/VF Condition William IV Silver Halfcrown 1834-1837 Silver Halfcrowns of Charles I 1625 - 1649
King George III Bull Head Halfcrown 1816 - 1817 In F/VF Condition
This type, of halfcrown, is known as the Bull Head. It lasted just two years as the King took offence to the portrait and new designs were .
William IV Half Crown

King of England, Ireland and Hanover from 1830 until 1837. He was the last King of the House of Hanover which was succeeded by his Niece, Queen Victoria as all 10
Silver Halfcrown of Charles I 1625 - 1649

Britain in turmoil, Cavaliers and Roundheads, Oliver Cromwell and the first Parliament! From a historians point of view this was a tremendously exciting period of British
Charles II Halfcrown 1663 - 1684 King George II Lima Halfcrown 1745-1746 in VF Condition Queen Anne Silver Half Crown - Edinburgh Type
Charles II Halfcrown 1663 - 1684 In Fine Condition

Struck from 1663 when the Monarchy was reformed after the Civil War. The coins were ‘pressed’ as opposed to those of Charles I which were hammered
King George II Lima Halfcrown 1745-1746 in VF Condition

At one point in the reign of George II, piracy became almost official. Some of the treasure that Admiral Anson seized during his
Queen Anne Silver Half Crown - Edinburgh Type
1707 saw the Act of Union between the two long standing enemies creating a single realm. Halfcrowns were produced to show this change
Queen Anne Silver Half Crown - Plain William & Mary Silver Halfcrown 1689-1694
Queen Anne Silver Half Crown - Plain Type

1707 saw the Act of Union between the two long standing enemies creating a single realm. Halfcrowns were produced to show this change with some being struck in Edinburgh with an “E” mintmark below the bust. We have both silver halfcrowns available - produced after the union in 1707. Available in Good Fine Condition and Very Fine Condition

William and Mary Silver Halfcrown 1689-1694

William and Mary reigned equally from 1689. Did you know William III was the son in law of King James II (Mary Stuarts Father) and also his nephew. The first ever