2 Shillings - George VI Trial Strike

Features

Issuer British West Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Pattern
Year 1942
Value 2 Shillings (2⁄20)
Currency Pound (1907-1968)
Composition Nickel brass
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 310797

Obverse

Crowned portrait left

Script: Latin

Lettering: : GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe Read more on Wikipedia

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Reverse

Palm tree divides date in circular frame.
NOTE: The mintmark is at the base of the tree, above first I of SHILLINGS

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
. 1942 .
K N
TWO SHILLINGS

Edge

Reeded

Mint

KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1942 

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (Trial Strike)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (Trial Strike)
Heritage Auctions
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas 3038
Lot 33644
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2015 UNC
(NGC AU-58)
USD 376.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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