2 Shillings - George VI 2 Shillings, IMPERATOR

Features

Issuer South Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1947
Value 2 Shillings = ⅒ Pound (0.1)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 2.32 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 March 1961
Number N# 10283
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 29,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# S250-260
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Obverse

King George VI bare head left, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR
HP

Translation: King George the Sixth Emperor

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget Read more on Wikipedia

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Quartered shield divides date, legend around, denomination below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SOUTH·AFRICA SUID·AFRIKA
19 37
K G
·2 SHILLINGS·

Engraver: George Kruger Gray Read more on Wikipedia

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa (1890-1902; 1923-1992)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  1 494 782 $ 7.60 $ 15 18% Hern#S250
1937  116 0.5% Hern#S250; Proof
1938  214 307 4% Hern#S251
1938  44 0.17% Hern#S251; Proof
1939  279 247 $ 9.80 5% Hern#S252
1939  30 0.17% Hern#S252; Proof
1940  2 599 740 $ 8.50 $ 12 30% Hern#S253
1941  1 763 800 $ 3.90 $ 5.90 $ 9.80 25% Hern#S254
1942  2 847 288 $ 6.30 $ 9.70 28% Hern#S255
1943  3 124 264 $ 7.00 $ 9.00 30% Hern#S256
1943  104 0.17% Hern#S256; Proof
1944  224 850 6% Hern#S257
1944  150 0% Hern#S257; Proof
1945  473 200 $ 5.70 7% Hern#S258
1945  150 0.17% Hern#S258; Proof
1946  14 330 2% Hern#S259
1946  150 0.17% Hern#S259; Proof
1947  2 892 2% Hern#S260
1947  2 600 1.6% Hern#S260; Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232228
Lot 62609
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2022 1937 – Hern#S250; Proof UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231909
Lot 64321
Internet Archive
Feb 28, 2019 1939 – Hern#S252 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 41.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231947
Lot 63389
Internet Archive
Nov 21, 2019 1941 – Hern#S254 UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36799
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1943 – Hern#S256; Proof UNC
(PCGS PR64+)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, IMPERATOR)
Katz
Auction 73
Lot 87
Internet Archive
Dec 28, 2022 1947 – Hern#S260 UNC USD 110.19
(EUR 101.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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