United Kingdom: Coin Type Sixpence George VI (First Design, Silver) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Sixpence George VI (First Design, Silver) (issued 1937 - 1946)
Coin TypeSixpence George VI (First Design, Silver)

Composition: 0.500 silver (0.0452 oz ASW).

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

Crowned royal cypher GRI (for GEORGIVS REX IMPERATOR - George King and Emperor) dividing the date; around above, FID: DEF: IND: IMP:; around below, SIXPENCE. Below the monogram in small letters, designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Reverse InscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: [year] SIXPENCE
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Sixpence George VI (First Design, Silver): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence
From1937
To1946
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000
Mass (g)2.8300