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6 Pence - George VI 3rd coinage

6 Pence - George VI (3rd coinage) -  obverse6 Pence - George VI (3rd coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1980
References KM# 875,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4110
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

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 royal cypher dividing date, legend above, denomination below.

Note: without 'IND:IMP'

Lettering:
·FID DEF·
19 G VI R 51
·SIX PENCE·

Translation: Defender of the Faith

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The original weight of these coins was 1/11 troy ounce (43.6 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel but the weight remained at 43.6 grains.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  41,335,500 0.13 0.16 0.45 0.45 0.66 2.18 54%
1949  0.4% Proof
1950  32,741,900 0.07 0.46 0.82 0.96 46%
1950  4 0.3% Matte Proof
1950  18,000 1.0% Proof
1951  40,399,400 0.57 0.57 0.63 0.64 2.56 50%
1951  4 0.2% Matte Proof
1951  20,000 0.8% Proof
1952  0.4% Proof
1952  1,013,400 6.98 7% Struck for use in the West Indies

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