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UK coins of George VI (1936-1952)

 

One crown - circulating coinage

UK 1 crown 1937Face value: 1 crown (1/4 pound)
silver 0.500
38.61 mm.
28.28 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1937
Reverse: Crowned, quartered shield with supporters; legend: CROWN / year / FID DEF IND IMP
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#857
Price for coin in UNC condition - $30-35

 

 

One crown (5 shillings) - commemorative coin "Festival of Britain"

UK 1 crown 1951Face value: 1 crown (1/4 pound)
copper-nickel
38.61 mm.
28.28 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1951
Reverse: St. George slaying the dragon; legend: 1951
Obverse: Head left; legend: FIVE SHILLINGS / GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D
KM#880
Price for coin in UNC condition - $10-12

 

 

Half crown - silver

UK 1/2 crown 1943Face value: 1/2 crown (1/8 pound)
silver 0.500
32.3 mm.
14.14 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
Reverse: Quartered shield flanked by crowned monograms; legend: HALF CROWN / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G G
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#856
Price for coin in UNC condition - $8-12

 

 

Half crown - copper-nickel, FID DEF IND IMP legend

UK 1/2 crown 1948Face value: 1/2 crown (1/8 pound)
copper-nickel
32.3 mm.
14.14 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1947, 1948
Reverse: Quartered shield flanked by crowned monograms; legend: HALF CROWN / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G G
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#866
Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

Half crown - coper-nickel, FID DEF legend

UK 1/2 crown 1949Face value: 1/2 crown(1/8 pound)
copper-nickel
32.3 mm.
14.14 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951
Reverse: Quartered shield flanked by crowned monograms; legend: HALF CROWN / year / FID DEF / G G
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#879
Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

Florin (2 shillings) - silver

UK 1 florin 1941Face value: 2 shillings (1/10 pound)
silver 0.500
28.3 mm.
11.31 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
Reverse: Crowned Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock; legend: TWO SHILLINGS / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G R
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#855
Price for coin in UNC condition - $5-8

 

 

Florin (2 shillings) - copper-nickel, FID DEF IND IMP legend

UK 1 florin 1948Face value: 2 shillings (1/10 pound)
copper-nickel
28.3 mm.
11.31 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1947, 1948
Reverse: Crowned Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock; legend: TWO SHILLINGS / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G R
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#865
Price for coin in XF condition - $2-3

 

 

Florin (2 shillings) - copper-nickel, FID DEF legend

UK 1 florin 1949Face value: 2 shillings (1/10 pound)
copper-nickel
28.3 mm.
11.31 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951
Reverse: Crowned Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock; legend: TWO SHILLINGS / year / FID DEF / G R
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#878
Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

Shilling - silver, English crest

UK 1 shilling 1938Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
silver 0.500
23.5 mm.
5.66 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
Reverse: Lion a top crown dividing date; legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#853
Price for coin in UNC condition - $5-8

 

 

Shilling - silver, Scottish crest

UK 1 shilling 1946Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
silver 0.500
23.5 mm.
5.66 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
Reverse: Lion seated a top crown holding sword and scepter divides date, shields flank; legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#854
Price for coin in UNC condition - $5-8

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, English crest, FID DEF IND IMP legend

UK 1 shilling 1948Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
copper-nickel
23.5 mm.
5.65 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1947, 1948
Reverse: Lion a top crown dividing date; legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP /  year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#863
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, Scottish crest, FID DEF IND IMP legend

UK 1 shilling 1948Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
copper-nickel
23.5 mm.
5.65 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1947, 1948
Reverse: Lion seated a top crown holding sword and scepter divides date, shields flank; legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP /  year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#864
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, English crest, FID DEF legend

UK 1 shilling 1949Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
copper-nickel
23.5 mm.
5.65 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: Lion a top crown dividing date; legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF /  year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#876
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, Scottish crest, FID DEF legend

UK 1 shilling 1949Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
copper-nickel
23.5 mm.
5.65 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: Lion seated a top crown holding sword and scepter divides date, shields flank; legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF /  year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#877
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

Six pence - silver

UK 6 pence 1937Face value: 6 pence (1/40 pound, 1/10 crown)
silver 0.500
19.5 mm.
2.83 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
Reverse: Crowned monogram divides date; legend: SIX PENCE / FID DEF IND IMP / GRI / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#852
Price for coin in UNC condition - $3-4

 

 

Six pence - copper-nickel, FID DEF IND IMP legend

UK 6 pence 1948Face value: 6 pence (1/40 pound, 1/10 crown)
copper-nickel
19.5 mm.
2.83 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1947, 1948
Reverse: Crowned monogram divides date; legend: SIX PENCE / FID DEF IND IMP /  GRI / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#862
Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

Six pence - FID DEF legend

UK 6 pence 1949Face value: 6 pence (1/40 pound, 1/10 crown)
copper-nickel
19.5 mm.
2.83 g.
Edge: reeded
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: Crowned monogram divides date; legend: SIX PENCE / FID DEF /  GVIR / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#875
Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

Three pence - silver

UK 3 pence 1938Face value: 3 pence (1/80 pound, 1/20 crown)
silver 0.500
16.0 mm.
1.41 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944
Reverse: St. George shield on Tudor rose divides date; legend: THREE PENCE / FID DEF IND IMP / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX
KM#848
Price for coin in UNC condition - $2-3

 

 

Three pence - nickel-brass, F D IND IMP legend

UK 3 pence 1943Face value: 3 pence (1/80 pound, 1/20 crown)
nickel-brass
21.8 mm.
6.80 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
Reverse: Thrift plant (allium porrum); legend: THREE PENCE / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP
KM#849
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

Three pence - FIDEI DEF legend

UK 3 pence 1952Face value: 3 pence (1/80 pound, 1/20 crown)
nickel-brass
21.8 mm.
6.80 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: Thrift plant (allium porrum); legend: THREE PENCE / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF
KM#873
Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

One Penny - F D IND IMP legend

UK 1 penny 1937Face value: 1 penny (1/240 pound, 1/60 crown)
bronze
31.0 mm.
9.40 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
Reverse: Britannia seated right; legend: ONE PENNY / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP
KM#845
Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

One Penny - FIDEI DEF legend

UK coin 1 penny 1949Face value: 1 penny (1/240 pound, 1/60 crown)
bronze
31.0 mm.
9.40 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: Britannia seated right; legend: ONE PENNY / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF
KM#869
Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

Half penny - F D IND IMP legend

UK coin half penny 1944Face value: 1/2 penny (1/480 pound, 1/120 crown)
bronze
25.44 mm.
5.60 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
Reverse: The Golden Hind; legend: HALF PENNY / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP
KM#844
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.50-1.00

 

 

Half penny - FIDEI DEF legend

UK coin half penny 1952Face value: 1/2 penny (1/480 pound, 1/120 crown)
bronze
25.44 mm.
5.60 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: The Golden Hind; legend: HALF PENNY / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF
KM#868
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.50-1.00

 

 

Farthing - F D IND IMP legend

UK coin farthing 1943Face value: 1 farthing (1/960 pound, 1/240 crown)
bronze
20.0 mm.
2.80 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
Reverse: Wren left; legend: FARTING / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP
KM#843
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.30-0.60

 

 

Farthing - FIDEI DEF legend

UK coin farthing 1950Face value: 1 farthing (1/960 pound, 1/240 crown)
bronze
20.0 mm.
2.80 g.
Edge: plain
Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952
Reverse: Wren left; legend: FARTING / year
Obverse: Head left; legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF
KM#867
Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

 

 

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