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Coin type: Scottish Shilling (First Design, cupronickel)
Description

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

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1947 - 1951 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
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 inscriptionGEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Reverse

Crowned Scottish lion facing, holding sword and sceptre, on crown dividing a shield bearing the cross of St. Andrew and a thistle, and 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.

"IND: IMP:" was dropped from the legend after 1948 due to the Independence of India.

Divided by the lion, in small letters, the artist's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray). The initials were also dropped after 1948.

Reverse inscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: [year] ONE SHILLING or FID DEF [year] ONE SHILLING
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Scottish Shilling (First Design, cupronickel): Photos

Proof Coin - Shilling, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Common reverse, Emperor of India (1947 - 1948).
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Proof Coin - Shilling, George VI, Great Britain, 1949
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Common reverse (1949 - 1951).
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Proof Coin - Shilling, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: King George VI (1947 - 1951).
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List of 6 coins of type: Scottish Shilling (First Design, cupronickel) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1947 Scottish 12,283,223 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1948 Scottish 45,351,937 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1949 Scottish 21,243,074 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1950 Scottish 14,317,114 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1951 Scottish 10,981,174 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Shilling 1966 Scottish 15,604,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA