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50 Cents - George VI

50 Cents - George VI -  obverse50 Cents - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Country East Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1952
Value 50 Cents (0.50)
Currency Shilling (1921-1967)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.89 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 30,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 35
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX
PM

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.

Reverse

Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with fleur ends, date divides denominations below

Lettering:
EAST AFRICA
50
FIFTY CENTS 1948 HALF SHILLING

Edge

Reeded

50 Cents - George VI -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  7,290,000 1.30 1.31 2.22 68%
1948  0.6% Proof
1949  12,960,000 1.44 1.62 41%
1949  0.5% Proof
1952 KN 2,000,000 1.77 11%

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