2 Shillings - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') - obverse2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') - reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1946
Value 2 Shillings = 1 Florin (0.1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 1993
Number N# 3609
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 855,
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# 4081
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 VI left, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX
HP

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

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget Read more on Wikipedia

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

Crowned Tudor rose flanked by thistle and shamrock, legend above, denomination and date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
:FID:DEF: :IND:IMP:
G R
K G
TWO SHILLINGS 1937

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George Kruger Gray Read more on Wikipedia

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Milled

2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse

© Walter_Scott

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 4/11 troy ounce (174.5 grains).

1937 reverse die varieties:
Rev A I in LLINGS points at a bead, D of IND points at a bead, left leg of N in IND points at a bead;
Rev B I in LLINGS points between beads, D of IND points between beads, left leg of N in IND points between beads;

Image above is reproduced with kind permission of
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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND  5%
1937  13 006 700 $ 4.00 $ 5.30 $ 5.30 $ 7.80 $ 14 16%
1937  2 0.11% Matte Proof
1937  26 400 $ 24 0.9% Proof
1938  7 909 300 $ 4.20 $ 5.40 $ 6.10 $ 8.20 15%
1938  0.11% Proof
1939  20 850 600 $ 2.90 $ 4.80 $ 5.60 $ 5.60 $ 5.60 $ 5.60 19%
1939  0.20% Proof
1940  18 700 300 $ 3.40 $ 3.40 $ 5.40 $ 5.40 $ 6.30 $ 9.70 23%
1940  0.20% Proof
1941  24 451 000 $ 4.00 $ 4.10 $ 4.10 $ 6.10 $ 9.80 $ 11 27%
1941  0.3% Proof
1942  39 895 200 $ 4.10 $ 4.10 $ 5.40 $ 5.40 $ 6.40 $ 8.00 37%
1942  0.3% Proof
1943  26 711 900 $ 3.60 $ 4.10 $ 4.20 $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 6.00 $ 6.40 26%
1943  0.17% Proof
1944  27 560 000 $ 4.00 $ 5.40 $ 5.90 $ 6.20 $ 8.50 28%
1944  0.4% Proof
1945  25 858 000 $ 4.20 $ 4.30 $ 5.90 $ 6.40 $ 8.40 24%
1945  0.2% Proof
1946  22 910 000 $ 3.40 $ 4.90 $ 6.40 $ 6.40 $ 10 16%
1946  0.4% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232249
Lot 62576
Internet Archive
Dec 1, 2022 1939 UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1364
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1942 UNC USD 9.65
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232303
Lot 63470
Internet Archive
Jan 12, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR66)
USD 139.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232144
Lot 61469
Internet Archive
Nov 3, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 105.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232124
Lot 63506
Internet Archive
Jun 16, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65+)
USD 144.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232123
Lot 62530
Internet Archive
Jun 9, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 99.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232122
Lot 61471
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 84.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232121
Lot 64434
Internet Archive
May 26, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 67.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232120
Lot 63480
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR63)
USD 63.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232119
Lot 62457
Internet Archive
May 12, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 74.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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