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6 Pence - George V 2nd coinage

6 Pence - George V (2nd coinage) -  obverse6 Pence - George V (2nd coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1926
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# 815a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4024-5
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Crowned lion passant atop crown dividing date within circle, legend above, denomination below.

Lettering:
FID:DEF:IND:IMP:
19 26
SIXPENCE

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Edge

Reeded

Comments

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

KM#815a.1; Sp#4024 (1920-25) Narrow rim;
KM#815a.2; Sp#4025 (1925-26) Broader rim;

Below is an image showing the wide and narrow rim varieties, reproduced
with kind permission of Numista member Sjoelund and Declan Magee Coins:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  1.98 3.30 3.30 16% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; mintage incl. KM#815
1921  30,339,700 0.68 0.87 2.18 3.94 45% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1922  16,878,800 0.85 1.26 1.26 2.80 31% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1923  6,382,700 1.76 2.52 12% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1924  17,444,200 0.64 1.67 3.19 6.61 27% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1924  2 0.4% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; Satin Specimen
1925  12,720,500 0.81 1.20 1.53 2.83 21% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1925  4% KM#815a.2; Sp#4025; mintage incl. KM#815a.1
1926  21,809,200 0.62 1.18 2.27 2.27 15.37 30% KM#815a.2; Sp#4025; mintage incl. KM#828

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