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6 Pence - George V

6 Pence - George V -  obverse 6 Pence - George V -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1920-1926
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40 LSD)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30-06-1980
References KM# 815a, Sp# 4024-5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Bare head 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 Britons

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

Lion rampant on crown dividing date within circle, legend above, value 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

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
1920  KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim; mintage includes KM#815
1921  30,339,700 1.14 2.27 KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim
1922  16,878,800 5.05 KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim
1923  6,382,700 KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim
1924  17,444,200 KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim
1924  2 KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim; Satin Specimen
1925  12,720,500 3.38 KM#815a.1; Sp#4024; narrow rim
1925  KM#815a.2; Sp#4025; broader rim; mintage includes KM#815a.1
1926  21,809,200 2.29 KM#815a.2; Sp#4025; broader rim

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