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Coin type: Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalfcrown Sub-types
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1947 - 1952 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)32.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)14.1400
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription

GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX

Reverse

Ornately shaped shield hanging from a loop, quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) dividing two crowned GG (one reversed).

In 1947 and 1948, below shield there are small letters K. G (for George Kruger Gray); around above, FID: DEF IND: IMP; around below, HALF CROWN [year].

After 1948, there are no designer's initials and the legend is changed to FID DEF HALF CROWN [year] - the title "Emperor of India" was dropped after the Independence of India.

Reverse inscription

FID: DEF IND: IMP HALF CROWN [year] in 1947 and 1948, FID DEF HALF CROWN [year] after 1948

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel): Photos

Great Britain 1951 half crown
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Great Britain 1951 half crown
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List of 6 coins of type: Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfcrown 1947 21,911,484 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1948 71,164,703 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1949 28,272,512 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1950 28,353,013 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1951 9,003,520 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1952 2 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX