½ Crown - George VI 1st type

½ Crown - George VI (1st type) -  obverse½ Crown - George VI (1st type) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1946
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1969
Number N# 7181
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 856,
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# 4080
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.

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

Quartered shield of arms flanked by crowned royal cyphers, legend above, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
FID:DEF IND:IMP
GG GG
K· G
HALF CROWN 1937

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

½ Crown - George VI (1st type) -  obverse

© Walter_Scott

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 5/11 troy ounce (218.2 grains).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  9 106 400 $ 5.36 $ 6.11 $ 6.43 $ 11 $ 13 16%
1937  2 0.11% Matte Proof
1937  26 000 $ 35 1.0% Proof
1938  6 426 400 $ 4.61 $ 8.22 $ 8.44 $ 9.24 $ 13 13%
1938  0.18% Proof
1939  15 478 600 $ 3.67 $ 5.46 $ 6.80 $ 6.80 $ 7.50 $ 11 23%
1939  0.3% Proof
1940  17 948 400 $ 5.45 $ 5.89 $ 8.82 $ 8.82 $ 10 26%
1940  0.4% Proof
1941  15 773 900 $ 3.67 $ 6.43 $ 8.79 $ 8.79 $ 8.79 22%
1941  0.2% Proof
1942  31 220 000 $ 3.47 $ 4.82 $ 6.55 $ 7.67 $ 7.67 $ 11 36%
1942  0.3% Proof
1943  15 462 800 $ 4.85 $ 7.57 $ 7.57 $ 7.57 21%
1943  0.2% Proof
1944  15 255 100 $ 4.05 $ 4.24 $ 5.72 $ 8.17 $ 8.17 $ 13 23%
1944  0.3% Proof
1945  19 849 200 $ 5.10 $ 6.00 $ 7.89 $ 8.09 $ 9.02 26%
1945  0.3% Proof
1946  22 724 800 $ 4.42 $ 5.97 $ 7.50 $ 8.94 $ 8.94 22%
1946  0.6% Proof

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Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232215
Lot 62537
Internet Archive
Apr 7, 2022 Undetermined UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232124
Lot 63507
Internet Archive
Jun 16, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR64)
USD 144.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232123
Lot 62531
Internet Archive
Jun 9, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66+)
USD 240.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232122
Lot 61472
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR67 Cameo)
USD 1020.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232121
Lot 64435
Internet Archive
May 26, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 120.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232120
Lot 63481
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 132.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232119
Lot 62459
Internet Archive
May 12, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 69.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232119
Lot 62458
Internet Archive
May 12, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66 Cameo)
USD 168.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232112
Lot 64456
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 138.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - George VI (1st type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232111
Lot 63466
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR66+ Cameo)
USD 1440.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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