1921 George V Specimen Cent


Ottawa mint. Boldly defined on each side with nearly full red color on the reverse and some mellowing of color in the obverse centers. Scarce specimen striking and rare in any grade. We have only been able to find 5 examples that have been brought to market in over a decade. A very famous year for Canadian coinage, thusly heightening the demand for this beloved copper denomination. Rare

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 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 second son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and grandson of the then-reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords. As a result of the First World War (1914–1918), the empires of his first cousins Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany fell, while the British Empire expanded to its greatest effective extent.

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