A silver coin (23.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.
The reverse features a ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1950. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.
This was the first year that the legend associated with King George VI was modified to remove reference to his having been Emperor of India; it was removed on the shilling denomination. The abbreviation IND:IMP: was removed and the abbreviation F:D: expanded to read FIDEI DEF: