50 Cents - George VI

Features

Issuer East Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1944
Value 50 Cents (0.5)
Currency Shilling (1921-1967)
Composition Silver (.250)
Weight 3.8879 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11172
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 27,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 30
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI REX ET INDIÆ IMPERATOR:
PM

Translation:
India George VI King and Commander
PM

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Reverse

Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with fleur end, date divides denominations below and right

Lettering:
-EAST AFRICA-
H
50
FIFTY CENTS HALF SHILLING

Edge

Reeded

Mint

H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments

Mintmark is on reverse right above the edge of soil in the center under the lion. Some coins 1937H have very weak mark H, but all coins should show it.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937 H 4 000 000 $ 2.65 $ 2.55 $ 3.22 $ 3.75 $ 5.24 62%
1937 H 0.8% Proof
1942 H 5 000 000 $ 4.63 $ 4.97 28%
1943 I 2 000 000 $ 4.10 22%
1944 SA 1 000 000 11%

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