2 Shillings - George VI 2S

2 Shillings - George VI (2S) -  obverse2 Shillings - George VI (2S) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1952
Value 2 Shillings = 1/10 Pound (0.1)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 2.32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 3595
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 38.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# S264-265
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Obverse

Portrait of George VI left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX
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

Quartered shield below date, legend around, denomination below

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA·1952·SOUTH AFRICA
K G
2S

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  730 000 26% Hern#S264
1951  2 000 1.0% Hern#S264; Proof
1952  3 570 000 4.40 3.65 7.81 11 80% Hern#S265
1952  16 000 8% Hern#S265; Proof

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