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6 Pence - George VI 1st coinage

6 Pence - George VI (1st coinage) -  obverse6 Pence - George VI (1st coinage) -  reverse

© A. KOIFMAN JR

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1946
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1980
References KM# 852,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4084
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI 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 Britains

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 46
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

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 1/11 troy ounce (43.6 grains).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  22,302,500 0.97 2.05 2.20 2.20 20%
1937  4 0.3% Matte Proof
1937  26,400 0.6% Proof
1938  13,402,700 2.23 2.23 1.57 16%
1938  0.2% Proof
1939  28,670,300 0.90 2.40 2.40 3.15 24%
1939  0.3% Proof
1940  20,875,100 0.54 0.54 1.40 1.95 1.95 21%
1940  0.3% Proof
1941  23,186,600 0.99 0.99 1.65 1.65 2.31 5.72 20%
1941  0.4% Proof
1942  44,942,700 0.98 0.98 2.04 2.05 2.74 2.74 3.70 36%
1942  0.5% Proof
1943  46,927,100 0.76 0.90 1.16 1.58 1.58 2.31 6.39 31%
1943  0.3% Proof
1944  37,952,600 0.65 1.64 2.16 2.64 5.40 6.31 29%
1944  0.5% Proof
1945  39,939,200 1.24 1.63 2.16 1.95 1.95 7.28 26%
1945  0.2% Proof
1946  43,466,400 0.13 1.31 2.01 1.91 1.91 5.67 26%
1946  0.6% Proof

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