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Beautiful Copper-Nickel Coin from Great Britain 1951 Proof Crown or Five Shillings King George VI Bust Facing Left

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Description: A beautiful proof copper-nickel coin from the United Kingdom. This is the one year type 1951 five shillings or crown coin displaying the bust of King George VI facing left on the obverse. The reverse displays Saint George on his horse slaying the dragon. The coin has the words "GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX: F: D: FIVE SHILLINGS" surrounding the king's bust on the obverse. The reverse is marked "1951"under the design of St. George. This is KM 880 weighing ~28.2 grams and measuring about 28.5 mm in diameter. The coin is also marked on the edge with the following legend in Latin "MDCCCLI CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS MCMLI". The coin is beautiful with mirror like fields and a clean lightly toned silvery surface with no detectable wear. Please carefully review the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1951.

Mint: Great Britain.

Size and Weight: This is a copper-nickel coin weighs ~28.2 grams and is ~38.8 mm in diameter.

References: It is KM #880.

Condition: I would grade this coin as proof with mirror like fields and no detectable wear. It is well struck, has a beautiful lightly toned silvery look, and has great eye appeal. It has a few scratches and bag marks which can be seen in the photos. The coin has no wear commensurate uncirculated status. Please see scan for additional condition information.


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