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CountryUnited Kingdom
From11 December 1936
To6 February 1952
Personal InformationKing George VI of the United Kingdom (1895 - 1952)
Description

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

The royal style of King George VI was:

"By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India" or (in Latin) "Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Hiberniae et terrarum transmarinarum quae in ditione sunt Britannica Rex, Fidei Defensor, Indiae Imperator" until 1948, then:

"By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith" or (in Latin) "Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Hiberniae et terrarum transmarinarum quae in ditione sunt Britannica Rex, Fidei Defensor".

List of 190 coins issued in reign: United Kingdom / King George VI
NameMintageEffigy
Threepence 1937 (Silver, circulating) 8,174,558 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1937 English 8,385,524 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1937 22,328,926 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1937 (Maundy) 1,325 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sovereign 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1937 (Maundy) 1,325 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1937 (Maundy) 1,325 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1937 George VI 27,732,002 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1937 (Maundy) 1,325 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Crown 1937 445,101 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Half Sovereign 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1937 Scottish 6,775,277 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1937 (Brass) 45,734,359 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1937 George VI 109,058,406 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1937 13,033,183 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1937 9,132,842 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1938 English 4,833,436 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1938 13,402,701 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1938 (Maundy) 1,275 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1938 (Maundy) 1,275 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1938 (Maundy) 1,275 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1938 40,320,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1938 (Maundy) 1,275 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1938 Scottish 4,797,852 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1938 (Silver, circulating) 6,402,473 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1938 (Brass) 14,532,332 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1938 121,560,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1938 7,909,388 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1938 6,426,478 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1939 English 11,052,677 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1939 28,670,304 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1939 (Maundy) 1,234 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1939 (Maundy) 1,234 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1939 (Maundy) 1,234 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1939 28,924,800 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1939 (Maundy) 1,234 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1939 Scottish 10,263,892 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1939 (Silver, circulating) 1,355,866 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1939 (Brass) 5,603,021 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1939 55,560,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1939 20,850,607 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1939 15,478,635 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1940 English 11,099,126 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1940 20,875,196 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1940 (Maundy) 1,277 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1940 (Maundy) 1,277 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1940 (Maundy) 1,277 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1940 32,162,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1940 (Maundy) 1,277 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1940 Scottish 9,913,089 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1940 (Silver, circulating) 7,914,401 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1940 (Brass) 12,636,018 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1940 42,284,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1940 18,700,338 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1940 17,948,439 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1941 English 11,391,883 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1941 23,086,616 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1941 (Maundy) 1,253 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1941 (Maundy) 1,253 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1941 (Maundy) 1,253 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1941 45,120,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1941 (Maundy) 1,253 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1941 Scottish 8,086,030 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1941 (Silver, circulating) 7,979,411 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1941 (Brass) 60,239,489 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1941 24,451,079 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1941 15,773,984 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1942 English 17,453,643 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1942 44,942,785 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1942 (Maundy) 1,231 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1942 (Maundy) 1,231 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1942 (Maundy) 1,231 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1942 (Maundy) 1,231 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1942 Scottish 13,676,759 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1942 (Silver, circulating) 4,144,051 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1942 (Brass) 103,214,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1942 39,895,243 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1942 31,220,090 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1943 English 11,404,213 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1943 46,927,111 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1943 (Maundy) 1,239 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1943 (Maundy) 1,239 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1943 (Maundy) 1,239 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1943 (Maundy) 1,239 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1943 Scottish 9,824,214 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1943 (Silver, circulating) 1,379,220 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1943 (Brass) 101,702,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1943 26,711,987 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1943 15,462,875 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1944 English 11,586,751 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1944 37,952,600 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1944 (Maundy) 1,259 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1944 (Maundy) 1,259 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1944 (Maundy) 1,259 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1944 (Maundy) 1,259 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1944 Scottish 10,990,167 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1944 (Silver, circulating) 2,005,553 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1944 (Brass) 69,760,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1944 42,600,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1944 27,560,005 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1944 15,255,165 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1945 English 15,143,404 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1945 39,939,259 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1945 (Maundy) 1,355 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1945 (Maundy) 1,355 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1945 (Maundy) 1,355 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1945 (Maundy) 1,355 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1945 Scottish 15,106,270 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1945 (Silver, circulating) 371,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1945 (Brass) 33,942,466 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1945 79,531,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1945 25,858,049 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1945 19,849,242 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1946 English 18,663,797 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1946 43,466,407 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1946 (Maundy) 1,365 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1946 (Maundy) 1,365 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1946 (Maundy) 1,365 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1946 (Maundy) 1,365 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1946 Scottish 16,381,501 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1946 (Brass) 620,734 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1946 66,855,600 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1946 22,300,254 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1946 22,724,873 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1947 English 12,120,611 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1947 29,993,263 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1947 (Maundy) 1,375 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1947 (Maundy) 1,375 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1947 (Maundy) 1,375 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1947 (Maundy) 1,375 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1947 Scottish 12,283,223 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1947 52,220,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1947 22,910,085 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1947 21,911,484 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1948 English 45,576,923 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1948 88,323,540 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1948 (Maundy) 1,385 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1948 (Maundy) 1,385 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1948 (Maundy) 1,385 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1948 (Maundy) 1,385 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1948 Scottish 45,351,937 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1948 (Brass) 4,230,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1948 63,961,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1948 67,553,636 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1948 71,164,703 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1949 English 19,328,405 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1949 41,355,515 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1949 (Maundy) 1,395 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1949 (Maundy) 1,395 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1949 (Maundy) 1,395 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1949 (Maundy) 1,395 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1949 Scottish 21,243,074 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1949 (Brass) 464,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1949 14,324,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1949 28,614,939 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1949 28,272,512 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1950 English 19,261,385 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1950 32,759,468 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1950 (Maundy) 1,405 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1950 (Maundy) 1,405 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1950 (Maundy) 1,405 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1950 (Maundy) 1,405 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1950 Scottish 14,317,114 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1950 (Brass) 1,617,513 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1950 257,513 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1950 24,375,003 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1950 28,353,013 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1951 English 9,976,930 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1951 40,419,491 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1951 (Maundy) 1,468 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1951 (Maundy) 1,468 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1951 (Maundy) 1,468 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1951 (Maundy) 1,468 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Crown 1951 Festival of Britain 2,003,540 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1951 Scottish 10,981,174 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1951 (Brass) 1,204,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1951 140,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Two Shillings (Florin) 1951 27,431,747 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1951 9,003,520 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1952 English unknown Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Sixpence 1952 1,013,477 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1952 (Maundy) 1,012 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1952 (Maundy) 1,012 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Twopence 1952 (Maundy) 1,064 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Fourpence 1952 (Maundy) 1,064 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1952 (Brass) 25,494,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1952 1 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfcrown 1952 2 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
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