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1 Shilling - George VI Scottish crest; with 'IND:IMP'

1 Shilling - George VI (Scottish crest; with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse 1 Shilling - George VI (Scottish crest; with 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1947-1948
Value 1 Shilling (1/20 LSD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.73 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1990
References KM# 864, Sp# 4104
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Bare head portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX
HP

Engraver: Humphrey Paget

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

Crowned lion seated atop crown holding sword and sceptre divides date, shields flank, legend above, denomination below

Lettering:
FID:DEF·IND:IMP
19 47.
K G
ONE·SHILLING

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1947  12,282,200 dot after 47
1947  dot after 47; Proof
1948  45,351,900
1948  Proof

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1 Shilling - George VI (Scottish crest; with 'IND:IMP')