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½ Crown - George VI 3rd type; no 'IND:IMP'

½ Crown - George VI (3rd type; no 'IND:IMP') -  obverse½ Crown - George VI (3rd type; no 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

© A. KOIFMAN JR.

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1969
References KM# 879,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4106
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

Quartered shield of arms flanked by crowned royal cyphers, legend above, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
· FID· ·DEF ·
GG GG
HALF CROWN 1950

Translation: Defender of the Faith

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 5/11 troy ounce (218.2 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel but the weight remained unchanged.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  28,272,500 0.12 0.76 1.09 1.23 2.18 9.94 54%
1949  0.5% Proof
1950  28,335,500 1.09 1.09 1.24 2.78 2.98 56%
1950  2 0.4% Matte Proof
1950  18,000 38.53 1.2% Proof
1951  9,003,500 0.49 2.43 2.80 26.18 27%
1951  2 0.16% Matte Proof
1951  20,000 0.7% Proof
1952  1 0.20% Proof
1952  1 0.4% unique

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