1 Penny - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1948
Value 1 Penny = 1⁄12 Shilling (1⁄240)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 August 1971
Number N# 669
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 845,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 4114
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI left, legend around.

Note: with title 'IND:IMP'

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend: Georgius VI Dei Gratia Britanniarum Omnium Rex Fidei Defensor Indiae Imperator

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

Seated figure of Britannia right, with trident in left hand and shield bearing the Union flag in right, sea behind with lighthouse to left, denomination above and date in exergue.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ONE PENNY
1948

Engraver: Charles Walter Coombes

Edge

Plain

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).

1937 obverse and reverse die varieties:
Obv 1 P of IMP at a tooth, I of IMP to the left of a tooth, : before IMP nearly at a tooth, dot after IMP is small;
Obv 2 P of IMP to the right of a tooth, I of IMP to the right of a tooth, : before IMP between teeth, dot after IMP is larger;
Rev A Right leg of 2nd N in PENNY at a tooth, sea level on right at a tooth, longer teeth;
Rev B Right leg of both Ns in PENNY between teeth, sea level on right slightly above a tooth, shorter teeth;

1940 reverse die varieties:
Rev B Single exergue line (11.6%)
Rev C Double exergue line (88.4%)

1944 reverse die varieties:
Note the differing positions of the last 4 in the date, relative to the wave above.

1946 reverse die varieties:
Although not a genuine variety by any definition, the 'dot' penny die flaw has crept into most reference books;

Not a published variety but straight and wavy exergue line varieties observed by Numista member ALLRED1950;


Images above are reproduced with kind permission of
Numista member Sjoelund and Declan Magee Coins

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  4 0.6% Matte Proof
1937  88 896 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.46 $ 0.79 $ 1.06 $ 3.58 $ 3.58 41% obv & rev varieties exist
1937  26 400 $ 17 0.6% Proof
1938  121 560 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 1.05 $ 2.95 $ 4.36 45%
1938  0.4% Proof
1939  55 560 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 $ 0.53 $ 1.18 $ 1.77 $ 1.77 31%
1939  0.3% Proof
1940  0.4% Proof
1940  42 284 400 $ 0.38 $ 0.42 $ 0.43 $ 0.84 $ 1.39 $ 1.39 $ 14 29% rev varieties exist
1944  0.5% Proof
1944  42 600 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.71 $ 0.73 $ 0.74 $ 1.63 26% rev varieties exist
1945  79 531 200 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 1.06 $ 1.14 $ 6.79 35%
1945  0.3% Proof
1946  0.5% Proof
1946  66 355 600 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.35 $ 0.72 $ 1.12 $ 1.26 31% rev varieties exist
1947  52 220 400 $ 0.30 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 2.83 $ 5.27 28%
1947  0.2% Proof
1948  63 961 200 $ 0.10 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 $ 0.53 $ 0.97 $ 4.34 $ 7.87 32%
1948  0.5% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232133
Lot 63457
Internet Archive
Aug 18, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65 Red and Brown)
USD 39.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232124
Lot 63503
Internet Archive
Jun 16, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR64 Red and Brown)
USD 84.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232123
Lot 62524
Internet Archive
Jun 9, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65 Red and Brown)
USD 79.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232122
Lot 61465
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66 Red)
USD 132.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232121
Lot 64429
Internet Archive
May 26, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65 Red and Brown)
USD 94.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232120
Lot 63475
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65 Red and Brown)
USD 57.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232119
Lot 62450
Internet Archive
May 12, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65 Red and Brown)
Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232112
Lot 64449
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66 Red and Brown)
USD 156.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232111
Lot 63458
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66 Brown)
USD 240.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VI (with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232110
Lot 62419
Internet Archive
Mar 10, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66 Brown)
USD 192.00
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