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2½ Shillings - George VI 2½ Shillings, IMPERATOR

Features

Country South Africa
Type Common coin
Years 1937-1947
Value 2 1/2 Shillings = 1/2 Crown = 1/8 Pound (1/8)
Metal Silver (.800)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 2.12 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 30, Hern# S288-298
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Obverse

King George VI bare head left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR
HP

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 quartered shield divides date, legend and date around

Lettering:
SOUTH·AFRICA SUID·AFRIKA
19 37
K G
2 ½ SHILLINGS

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  1,154,000 Hern#S288
1937  116 Hern#S288; Proof
1938  534,000 Hern#S289
1938  44 Hern#S289; Proof
1939  133,000 Hern#S290
1939  30 Hern#S290; Proof
1940  2,976,000 Hern#S291
1941  1,988,000 Hern#S292
1942  3,180,000 Hern#S293
1943  2,098,000 Hern#S294
1943  104 Hern#S294; Proof
1944  1,360,000 Hern#S295
1944  150 Hern#S295; Proof
1945  183,000 Hern#S296
1945  150 Hern#S296; Proof
1946  11,000 Hern#S297
1946  150 Hern#S297; Proof
1947  3,582 Hern#S298
1947  2,600 Hern#S298; Proof

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