1 Shilling - George VI English crest; with 'IND:IMP'

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1946
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1⁄20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1990
Number N# 6982
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 853,
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# 4082
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.

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 lion passant atop crown dividing date, legend above, denomination below.

Lettering:
K G
·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·
19 38
·ONE·SHILLING·

Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse

© Walter_Scott

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 2/11 troy ounce (87.3 grains / 0.0909 oz ASW).

1946 reverse die varieties:
Rev A Narrow rim, I of IND points between beads, I of SHILL points between beads;
Rev B Wider rim, I of IND points at a bead, I of SHILL points at a bead;

Image above is 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  8 359 100 $ 2.02 $ 3.14 $ 4.19 $ 7.31 $ 21 16%
1937  2 0.14% Matte Proof
1937  26 000 $ 24 1.0% Proof
1938  4 833 400 $ 1.82 $ 3.18 $ 6.21 $ 9.03 15%
1938  0.17% Proof
1939  11 052 600 $ 1.57 $ 1.57 $ 3.14 $ 4.19 $ 4.25 $ 7.64 26%
1939  0.4% Proof
1940  11 099 100 $ 2.70 $ 3.04 $ 4.19 $ 6.14 25%
1940  0.2% Proof
1941  11 391 800 $ 1.21 $ 1.95 $ 2.86 $ 4.28 $ 4.28 $ 4.28 26%
1941  0.2% Proof
1942  17 453 600 $ 1.85 $ 2.64 $ 3.10 $ 4.62 $ 5.23 $ 7.50 32%
1942  0.3% Proof
1943  11 404 200 $ 2.09 $ 3.37 $ 3.37 $ 3.37 $ 6.63 21%
1943  0.2% Proof
1944  11 586 700 $ 1.99 $ 3.28 $ 3.74 $ 4.74 $ 8.31 25%
1944  0.3% Proof
1945  15 143 400 $ 1.87 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 $ 5.23 23%
1945  0.2% Proof
1946  18 663 700 $ 1.70 $ 2.03 $ 2.39 $ 2.72 $ 3.11 $ 3.12 $ 5.11 24%
1946  0.5% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232130
Lot 65496
Internet Archive
Jul 28, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR67 Cameo)
USD 960.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232128
Lot 63501
Internet Archive
Jul 14, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 33.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232127
Lot 62497
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65+)
USD 84.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232126
Lot 61516
Internet Archive
Jun 30, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 61.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232125
Lot 64509
Internet Archive
Jun 23, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 69.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232124
Lot 63505
Internet Archive
Jun 16, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 59.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232112
Lot 64453
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR67)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232111
Lot 63464
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 240.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232110
Lot 62423
Internet Archive
Mar 10, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 84.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - George VI (English crest; with 'IND:IMP')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232109
Lot 61454
Internet Archive
Mar 3, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 132.00
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