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1 Shilling - George VI

Features

Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1946-1948
Value 1 Shilling (1/20)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.50 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 39a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

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

Merino Ram

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
*SHILLING·1946*

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1946  1,316,000 4.05 dot before "SHILLING"; Perth Mint
1946  10,072,000 1.54 3.77 3.77 no dot; Melbourne Mint
1948  4,131,999 3.07 no dot; Melbourne Mint

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