Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Thirty Pence ('Two and Sixpence' or Half Crown)


Two Shillings or Florin << : >> 3s, 40d (3/4) and 45d (3/9)

History of the Half Crown
Pictures of Half Crowns


Search by reign:

Oliver Cromwell : Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.
I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.
The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Quarter Ryal

No values of these hammered gold coins are available.

Halfcrown

No values of hammered halfcrowns are available.

Oliver Cromwell

Year    F       VF      EF 
1656    ex rare
1658    1000    2000    4250

Charles II

Year    F       VF      EF 
1663    150     600     3500
1663ns  200     800
1664    250     1200    5000
1666    900
1666el  800     3000
1667/4  extremely rare
1668/4  300     1500
1669    400     1600
1669/4  250     900
1670    125     500     2500
1670R   300     1000
1671    125     450     2500
1671/0  150     600     2750
1672b3  extremely rare
1672b4  130     500     2750
1673    130     500     2500
1673plbs extremely rare
1673pl  6000    18000
1674    140     650
1675    130     400     2000
1676    130     400     1900
1676i   130     400     2000
1677    130     400     1750
1678    200     800
1679    125     400     1800
1680    160     725
1681/0  250
1681    130     450     2200
1681ec  3500    10000
1682    130     450     2750
1683    130     500     2400
1683pl  extremely rare
1684/3  300     850     4000
ns:   no obverse stops
el:   elephant below bust
R:    MRG for MAG
b3:   third bust
b4:   fourth bust
plbs: plumes both sides
pl:   plume below bust
i:    inverted 1 in date
ec:   elephant and castle below bust

James II

Year    F       VF      EF  
1685    220     600     3000
1686    220     600     3000
1686/5  220     700
1686v/s 225     750
1687b1  220     650     3000
1687/6  300     850
1687b2  200     600     3000
1688    200     600     2800
v/s: V over S in JACOBVS
b1:  first bust (Ribbons point down)
b2:  second bust (Ribbons point up)

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1689s1  100     350     1600
1689fra 160     600     2000
1689ns  100     500     1850
1689s2  100     350     1600
1689np  100     350     1600
1690    160     700     2600
1690G   460     1500    4500
1691    150     450     2100
1692    150     450     2100
1693    170     450     2000
1693i   180     625     2500

s1: first shield (lions & fleur de lys separate)
s2: second shield (lions & fleur de lys conjoined)
fra: FRA for FR on reverse
ns: no stops on obverse
np: no pearls in crown on reverse
G: GRETIA instead of GRATIA
i: 3 over inverted 3, or just inverted 3 (scarcer)


William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1696le  70      240     900
1696leB 70      240     1000
1696leC 80      325     1100
1696leE 100     400     1300
1696leN 90      400     1300
1696ley 80      350     1500
1696lo  80      275     1350
1696loC 110     500     1000
1696loE 100     500     1000
1696loN 150     600     2250
1696so  70      250     900
1696soB 90      300     1000
1696soC 90      300     1200
1696soE 100     450     2000
1696soN 110     450     1500
1696soy 100     500     1600
1696b2  one known
1697    75      300     1000
1697B   80      300     1000
1697C   80      350     1100
1697E   90      350     1100
1697N   100     350     1100
1697y   90      350     1200
1698    100     350     1200
1698/7  ex.rare
1699    130     425     1600
1700    120     375     1600
1701    125     400     1650
1701ns  150     600
1701ec  2000    in fair condition
1701pl  230     625     2500
l:  large shields
s:  small shields
e:  early harp
o:  ordinary harp
b2: second bust
B:  Bristol mint
C:  Chester mint
E:  Exeter mint
N:  Norwich mint
y:  York Mint
ns: no stops on reverse
ec: elephant & castle below bust
pl: plumes on reverse

Anne

Year    F       VF      EF
1703    500     2200
1703V   100     340     1100
1704pl  150     500     1600
1705pl  120     500     1750
1706rp  90      350     1350
1707rp  80      300     1100
1707    80      200     900
1707E   80      200     900
1708    80      250     1000
1708E   80      250     1000
1708pl  90      275     1100
1709    75      270     900
1709E   220     900
1710rp  80      325     1000
1712rp  80      325     1000
1713    80      325     1000
1713rp  80      325     1000
1714rp  80      325     1000
1714/3  125     500
V:  VIGO
pl: plumes
rp: roses & plumes
E:  Edinburgh mint

George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1715rp  450     900     3200
1717rp  450     900     3200
1720rp  425     900     3200
1720/17 400     800     3000
1723SSC 400     800     2750
1726rp  3500    10000
rp:  roses & plumes
SSC: SSC on reverse

George II

Year    F       VF      EF
1731    proof           5250
1731rp  160     400     1400
1732rp  160     400     1400
1734rp  160     400     1500
1735rp  160     400     1500
1736rp  160     400     1500
1739r   150     380     1350
1741/30 160     550
1741r   150     400     1350
1743r   85      225     1000
1745r   85      225     1000
1745L   70      175     650
1746L   70      175     650
1746L/5 80      220     800
1746    proof           2500
1750    200     500     1750
1751    240     700     2000
rp: roses & plumes
r:  roses
L:  LIMA below bust

George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1816    25      80      250     500
1817lh  25      80      250     500
1817sh  25      80      250     500
1818    25      80      250     500
1819    25      80      250     525
1819/8  ex. rare
1820    50      140     500     1000
lh: large head
sh: small head

George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1820    30      80      300     600
1821    30      80      300     600
1821    proof                   2200
1823r1  900     2800
1823r2  30      80      300     600
1824r2  30      90      275     650
1824r3  extremely rare
1825    30      80      200     450
1826    30      80      200     450
1826    proof                   1500
1828    80      200     600     1100
1829    60      150     450     900

r1: reverse 1 - garnished (fancy) shield, thistle & shamrock on either side, date under.
r2: reverse 2 - straight sided shield in garter, date under.
r3: reverse 3 - shield with crest, date under King's head
n.b. 1821 coins come with two almost identical reverses (1a and 1b). The second type (1b) is slightly more valuable than shown above.


William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    extremely rare
1831    proof                   2000
1834bWW 30      80      300     700
1834sWW 30      80      300     700
1835    35      90      300     750
1836    30      70      250     650
1836/5  60      125     600
1837    45      160     550     1150
bWW: WW in blocks
sWW: WW in script

Victoria

Young Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1839    1000    3400    7000
1839    proof                   4300
1840    60      200     700     1600
1841    900     2000    4000    6750
1842    55      150     700     1400
1843    140     450     1100    3000
1844    45      110     550     1350
1845    45      110     550     1350
1846    55      140     600     1400
1848    150     450     1400    3500
1848/6  120     300     800     2750
1849    70      160     600     1500
1849s   90      220     850     1750
1850    70      200     600     1950
1853    proof                   3800
1874    25      70      250     550
1875    25      70      250     505
1876    30      80      270     650
1876/5  35      80      270     650
1877    25      70      250     500
1878    25      70      250     500
1879    35      80      280     650
1880    25      70      250     475
1881    25      70      250     450
1882    25      70      250     475
1883    25      70      250     450
1884    25      70      250     450
1885    25      70      250     425
1886    25      70      250     425
1887y   24      65      225     425
s:  small date
Jubilee Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1887j   8       14      30      75
1887j   proof                   325
1888    12      25      50      160
1889    10      20      50      130
1890    12      22      70      160
1891    12      22      70      160
1892    12      22      75      170
Old Head
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1893    12      24      60      100
1893    proof                   500
1894    15      35      90      225
1895    12      30      70      160
1896    12      22      65      180
1897    12      22      65      160
1898    12      22      65      160
1899    12      22      65      160
1900    12      22      65      160
1901    12      22      65      160

The above values were extracted from Coin News October 2013


Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902    12      30      80      160
1902    proof                   200
1903    175     550     2200    4500
1904    60      225     500     1500
1905    500     1400    5000    9000
1906    12      50      200     800
1907    12      50      200     800
1908    20      80      400     1100
1909    12      60      340     700
1910    12      45      110     450

George V

Type One: .925 Fine silver

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911    12      30      70      160
1911    proof                   225
1912    10      22      50      175
1913    10      24      75      185
1914    7       12      40      65
1915    7       12      35      60
1916    7       12      35      60
1917    8       15      45      95
1918    7       12      35      70
1919    7       15      45      95
Type Two: .500 Fine silver
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1920    4       8       22      70
1921    4       8       22      60
1922    5       9       24      70
1923    6       8       20      45
1924    15      35      90      200
1925    30      75      300     900
1926    10      25      45      175
Type Three: Modified Effigy
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1926me  6       14      40      100
1927    6       12      35      70
me: modified effigy
Type Four: New design
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1927    proof                   90
1928    5       8       18      35
1929    5       8       18      35
1930    15      60      300     850
1931    5       8       18      35
1932    6       10      25      90
1933    5       8       18      40
1934    7       12      65      175
1935    5       8       15      22
1936    5       8       15      20

George VI

Type 1: Silver

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937            6       9       14
1937    proof                   20
1938    5       6       15      25
1939    5       6       9       10
1940    5       6       9       10
1941    5       6       9       10
1942    5       6       9       10
1943    5       6       9       10
1944    5       6       9       10
1945    5       6       9       10
1946    5       6       9       10
Type 2: Cupronickel
1947            1       2       4
1948            1       2       4
Type 3: IND IMP removed
1949            1       2       6
1950            1       2       6
1950    proof   1       2       10
1951            1       2       6
1951    proof                   10
1952    unique

Elizabeth II

Type One: BRITT OMN

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                    1       3
1953    proof                   8
Type Two: No BRITT OMN
1954            1       6       30
1955                    1       6
1956                    1       6
1957                    1       6
1958            1       6       25
1959            1       9       30
1960                    1       2
1961                            2
1962                    1       2
1963                            1
1964                            1
1965                            1
1966                            1
1967                            1
1970    proof                   3

1902-1970 values extracted from Coin News November 2013

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that its value is less than one pound.


Search by reign:

Oliver Cromwell : Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II


Bullion Value

Very worn coins of Victoria and later may be worth no more than bullion value.

On 7th March 2015 silver bullion was $15.19 per Troy oz (£10.10). The halfcrown prior to 1920 contains 0.4205 oz of silver, and this gives a bullion value of about £4.25 or US$6.39.

Halfcrowns from the period 1920 to 1946 contain 0.2273 oz of silver and thus have a bullion value of £2.30 or US$3.45

Please note that the silver price and exchange rates fluctuate. Current bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


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