½ Crown - George VI

½ Crown - George VI -  obverse½ Crown - George VI -  reverse

Obverse © A. KOIFMAN JR - Reverse © A. KOIFMAN JR.


Issuer Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1952
Value 1/2 Crown (1/8)
Currency Pound (1932-1955)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14.1 g
Diameter 32.2 mm
Thickness 2.33 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 June 1965
Number N# 6072
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 24,
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# 26
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.


Modified portrait of George VI, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1936 to 1952. EMPEROR removed.


Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.


Crowned Shield with pick, denomination below, name at the top


Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  800 000 $ 2.82 18%
1948  1.3% Proof
1949  1 600 000 $ 3.93 29%
1949  0.8% Proof
1950  1 200 000 $ 4.52 $ 17 21%
1950  0.5% Proof
1951  3 200 000 $ 5.83 $ 7.21 47%
1951  0.5% Proof
1952  2 800 000 $ 6.31 $ 15 23%
1952  0.8% Proof

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