1/12 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1911
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:; the artist's initials, BM, on the bust truncation
Plain Heater-shaped shield charged with three lions, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another) dividing the date 1911; around, STATES OF JERSEY ONE TWELFTH OF A SHILLING
This was part of the first issue of Jersey for King George V. The obverse legend was expanded from the simple form of KING & EMPEROR used for Edward VII to GEORGIVS V D[EI] G[RATIA] BRIT[ANNARUM] OMN[NIUM] REX F[IDEI] D[EFENSOR] IND[IAE] IMP[ERATOR] - George V by the Grace of God King of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India. The abbreviation OMN: replaced the section in Latin of the King's title ET TERRARUM TRANSMARINARUM QUAE IN DITONE SUNT BRITANNICA.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.555 g (Weight)
Pridmore 17 KM#12
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1965. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies., 43 - 59 Pages
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. British Commonwealth Coins., 424 - 428 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.