6 Pence - George V 2nd coinage

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

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1926
Value 6 Pence (1⁄40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 1980
Number
N#
21938
References KM# 815a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 4024-5
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Script: Latin

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

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

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

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George William de Saulles

Edge

Reeded

6 Pence - George V (2nd coinage) -  obverse

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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;

1925 narrow/broader rim varieties:


1926 obverse die varieties:


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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 2.10 $ 3.20 17% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; mintage incl. KM#815
1921  30 339 700 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 $ 1.80 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 $ 12 46% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1922  16 878 800 $ 1.30 $ 1.50 $ 1.60 $ 2.50 $ 2.50 33% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1923  6 382 700 $ 0.65 $ 0.96 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 6.20 13% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1924  17 444 200 $ 0.97 $ 1.50 $ 1.60 $ 3.00 $ 3.00 $ 25 $ 33 29% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1924  2 0.5% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; Satin Specimen
1925  12 720 500 $ 0.85 $ 1.20 $ 2.10 $ 2.70 $ 3.00 22% KM#815a.1; Sp#4024
1925  $ 1.60 4% KM#815a.2; Sp#4025; mintage incl. KM#815a.1
1926  21 809 200 $ 0.66 $ 1.20 $ 1.90 $ 2.70 $ 4.10 $ 4.90 $ 11 31% KM#815a.2; Sp#4025; mintage incl. KM#828

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 6 Pence - George V (2nd coinage)
Katz
Auction 84
Lot 354
Internet Archive
May 27, 2023 Undetermined AU USD 28.79
(EUR 27.00)
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