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2 Shillings - George VI without 'IND:IMP'

2 Shillings - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  obverse2 Shillings - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1951
Value 2 Shillings = 1 Florin (0.1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1993
References KM# 878,
  • 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.
Sp# 4107
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

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 Tudor rose dividing royal cypher below thistle and shamrock, legend above, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
:FID: :DEF:
G R
TWO SHILLINGS 1951

Translation:
Defender of the Faith
King George (Georgius Rex)

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 4/11 troy ounce (174.5 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel but the weight remained unchanged.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  28,614,900 0.45 0.45 0.70 1.36 53%
1949  0.4% Proof
1950  24,357,400 0.40 0.40 0.68 1.73 48%
1950  2 0.2% Matte Proof
1950  17,513 30.74 1.0% Proof
1951  27,411,747 0.66 0.66 0.73 2.22 3.84 50%
1951  2 0.2% Matte Proof
1951  20,000 0.9% Proof

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