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Coin type: Sixpence George VI (First Design, Cupronickel)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1947 - 1948 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; below 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 monogram GRI dividing the date; around above, FID: DEF: IND: IMP:; around below, SIXPENCE

Reverse inscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: [year] SIXPENCE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Sixpence George VI (First Design, Cupronickel): Photos

Proof Coin - Sixpence, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Proof Coin - Sixpence, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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List of 2 coins of type: Sixpence George VI (First Design, Cupronickel) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1947 29,993,263 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1948 88,323,540 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
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