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6 Pence - George VI 2nd coinage; with 'IND:IMP'

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1947-1948
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1980
References KM# 862,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4105
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI left, legend around.

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

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'

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

Translation:
Defender of the Faith Emperor of India
King George Emperor (Georgius Rex Imperator)

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1947  29,993,200 0.11 0.49 0.49 0.83
1947  Proof
1948  88,323,500 0.34 0.34 0.56 1.42
1948  Proof

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