2 Shillings - George VI 2 Shillings, SEXTVS REX

2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, SEXTVS REX) -  obverse2 Shillings - George VI (2 Shillings, SEXTVS REX) -  reverse

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Issuer South Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1950
Value 2 Shillings = 1/10 Pound (0.1)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 2.32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 14730
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 38.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# S261-263
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.


King George VI bare head left


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.


Quartered shield divides date, legend around, denomination below

19 50

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  6 773 36% Hern#S261
1948  1 120 3% Hern#S261; Proof
1949  203 000 67% Hern#S262
1949  800 5% Hern#S262; Proof
1950  4 945 16% Hern#S263
1950  500 0% Hern#S263; Proof

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