6 Pence - George VI

6 Pence - George VI -  obverse6 Pence - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1945
Value 6 Pence (1/40)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5321
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 38,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 25
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

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

Coat of Arms of Australia

Lettering:
SIXPENCE
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
D
1942

Engraver: W.H.J.Blakemore

Edge

Milled

Mints

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  2 864 000 3.89 3.25 14% Circulation
1938  250 0.12% Proof
1939  1 600 000 4.43 9% Circulation
1940  1 600 000 2.98 11% Circulation
1941  2 912 000 2.01 2.98 4.91 12% Circulation
1942  8 968 000 2.18 2.37 1.83 5.26 23% Circulation
1942 D 12 000 000 2.05 2.34 3.06 4.26 8.91 39% Circulation
1942 S 4 000 000 2.65 3.54 32.23 15% Circulation
1943 D 8 000 000 1.04 2.37 3.70 3.99 8.91 35% Circulation
1943 S 4 000 000 4.28 2.57 3.89 14% Circulation
1944 S 4 000 000 2.37 3.55 11% Circulation
1945  10 096 000 2.15 2.14 3.55 16% Circulation

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