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6 Pence - George VI

6 Pence - George VI -  obverse 6 Pence - George VI -  reverse

© A. KOIFMAN JR

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1937-1946
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40 LSD)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30-06-1980
References KM# 852, Sp# 4084
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned bust of King George VI facing left, legend around

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

Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britons

Engraver: Thomas 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 royal cypher dividing date, legend above, denomination below

Lettering:
FID·DEF· ·IND·IMP
19 GRI 42
K · G
SIXPENCE

Translation:
Defender of the Faith Emperor of India
King George Emperor

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1937  22,302,500 3.20 1.85
1937  4 Matte Proof
1937  26,400 Proof
1938  13,402,700 1.91
1938  Proof
1939  28,670,300 2.47 3.08
1939  Proof
1940  20,875,100 1.17 1.97
1940  Proof
1941  23,186,600 0.84 1.79 1.12 2.36
1941  Proof
1942  44,942,700 1.34 0.99 2.14 3.37
1942  Proof
1943  46,927,100 1.12 1.57 2.73 2.12
1943  Proof
1944  37,952,600 2.25 5.62
1944  Proof
1945  39,939,200 1.20 2.17 2.18 2.30
1945  Proof
1946  43,466,400 2.25
1946  Proof

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