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Obverse of 1935 Crown
Obverse of 1935 Silver Jubilee Crown

Obverse of 1912 Sovereign
Obverse of Gold Sovereign First Type 1911 to 1928

GEORGIVS V. DG.BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
This is the inscription to be found on found on the obverse side of coins of George V.

Variations
The exact inscription varies slightly depending on the denomination, presumably because of the coin's size and the space available. The punctuation also varies.
CoinInscription
SovereignGEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Half SovereignGEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Wreath CrownGEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
1935 CrownGEORGIVS V. DG.BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
HalfcrownGEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
FlorinGEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
ShillingGEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
SixpenceGEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
ThreepenceGEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
PennyGEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:
HalfpennyGEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:
FarthingGEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:

Meaning?
We get asked by e-mail about the meaning of coin inscriptions all the time. We do have translations of most on our British coins inscriptions page. Because many are abbreviated, you may need to search through the list intelligently, but we will give a detailed breakdown here of this particular inscription:- Translations
AbbreviationWord or PhraseTranslation
GEORGIVSGEORGIUSGeorge
VV5, 5th, fifth or five
D.G.DEI GRATIABy the Grace of God
DEIDEI(of) God
GRAGRATIA(by the) Grace
BRITT OMNBRITANNIARUM OMNIUMof all the Britons
REXREXKing
F.D.FIDEI DEFENSORDefender of the Faith
FIDFIDEI(of the) Faith
DEFDEFENSORDefender
INDINDIAE(of) India
IMPIMPERATOR Emperor
Complete Legend
The complete legend (inscription) therefore translates as "George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India".

V or U?
If you noticed that the Latin for George contains a V which we have changed into a U, please refer to our page specifically about Roman V's and U's.

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