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Coin type: English Shilling (First Design, silver)
Description

Between 1937 and 1970, British shilling coins were issued with English and Scottish design each year. This is the English design.

Composition: 0.500 silver (0.0903 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1937 - 1946 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6600
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; below the neck in small letters HP (for Thomas Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX.

Obverse inscription

GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX

Reverse

Crowned lion standing left on crown, head facing, dividing the date; around above, FID: DEF: IND: IMP: (part of the monarch's legend - the other part being on the obverse; it is abbreviated from FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR and means "Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); around below, ONE SHILLING. Two roses before and after the denomination which were not present in the earlier "Second Lion on Crown" design.

Above the lion's tail in small letters, the artist's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscription

FID: DEF: IND: IMP: [year] ONE SHILLING

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

List of 10 coins of type: English Shilling (First Design, silver) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1937 English 8,385,524 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1938 English 4,833,436 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1939 English 11,052,677 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1940 English 11,099,126 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1941 English 11,391,883 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1942 English 17,453,643 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1943 English 11,404,213 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1944 English 11,586,751 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1945 English 15,143,404 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1946 English 18,663,797 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX