United Kingdom: Coin Type Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel) (issued 1947 - 1952)
Coin TypeHalfcrown George VI (CuproNickel)

Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, part of the the monarch's legend in Latin GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX (George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains); below the neck truncation in small letters are the artist's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse InscriptionGEORGIVS 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 InscriptionFID: DEF IND: IMP HALF CROWN [year] in 1947 and 1948, FID DEF HALF CROWN [year] after 1948
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalfcrown
From1947
To1952
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)32.3000
Mass (g)14.1400
Halfcrown George VI (CuproNickel): Photos
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Great Britain 1951 half crown
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Great Britain 1951 half crown
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