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

United Kingdom: Coin Type Halfcrown George VI (Silver) (issued 1937 - 1946)
Coin TypeHalfcrown George VI (Silver)

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); below shield in small letters, K. G (G. Kruger Gray); around above, FID: DEF IND: IMP; around below, HALF CROWN [year].

Reverse InscriptionFID: DEF IND: IMP HALF CROWN [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Halfcrown George VI (Silver): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalfcrown
From1937
To1946
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)32.3000
Mass (g)14.1380
Halfcrown George VI (Silver): Photos
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1945 Half-crown, George VI
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1945 Half-crown, George VI
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