George VI (1936-1952)
|Value||1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1158-1970)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.Sp# 4111
And 4 more volumes.
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Festival of Britain, 1951
Uncrowned portrait of King George VI left, legend around.
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:
Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith
St. George slaying the dragon right, date and engraver's initials in exergue.
Lettering: 1951 B.P
Incuse legend in Latin
Lettering: MDCCCLI CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS MCMLI
Translation: 1851 By the industry of its people the state flourishes 1951
The standard weight of these coins was 10/11 troy ounce (436.4 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel but the weight remained unchanged.
This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.
|1951||50||4%||Frosted V.I.P. Proof, narrow edge legend|
|1951||2||0.6%||Matte Proof FDC|
|1951||$ 10||4%||plain edge Proof FDC|
|1951||1 983 500||$ 9.01||$ 6.60||$ 9.92||$ 9.58||$ 12||92%||Prooflike|
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