6 Pence - George VI 2nd coinage

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

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1947-1948
Value 6 Pence (1⁄40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 1980
Number
N#
4003
References KM# 862,
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# 4105
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

Unabridged legend: Georgius VI Dei Gratia Britanniarum Omnium Rex

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 royal cypher dividing date, legend above, denomination below.

Note: with title 'IND:IMP'.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
FID·DEF· ·IND·IMP
19 GRI 47
K∙G
SIXPENCE

Unabridged legend:
Fidei Defensor Indiae Imperator
Georgius Rex Imperator

Translation:
Defender of the Faith Emperor of India
George King Emperor

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

Reeded

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

Comments

The original weight of these coins was 1/11 troy ounce (43.6 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition was changed from .500 silver to .750 copper / .250 nickel but the weight remained at 43.6 grains.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1947  29 993 200 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.49 $ 0.49 $ 0.76 $ 0.86 $ 3.70 46%
1947  0.4% Proof
1948  88 323 500 $ 0.10 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 82%
1948  0.6% Proof

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