Halfcrown 1937, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Halfcrown 1937, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1970)
CoinHalfcrown 1937

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage9,132,842 (9.1 million)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1937 - obverse photo

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 Inscription GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Reverse
United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1937 - reverse photo

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 1937.

Reverse Inscription FID: DEF IND: IMP HALF CROWN 1937
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Halfcrown 1937: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 26,402 (included in total)
Details

Proofs were struck to commemorate the coronation on 12 May 1937.

In Set Specimen Coins 1937, mintage 26,402
15 coins: Crown, Half Crown, Two Shillings, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, Threepence Silver, Threepence Brass, Penny, Half Penny, Farthing, Maundy Fourpence, Maundy Threepence, Maundy Twopence, Maundy Penny
Variety Matte proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

According to Krause, "there are reportedly one or two known of this variety, struck specifically for use in photographs".

In Set Specimen Coins 1937 (Matte Proof), mintage unknown
15 coins: Crown, Half Crown, Two Shillings, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, Threepence Silver, Threepence Brass, Penny, Half Penny, Farthing, Maundy Fourpence, Maundy Threepence, Maundy Twopence, Maundy Penny
Halfcrown 1937: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Matt proof
Showing 32 from a total of 132 coins of type: Halfcrown
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Halfcrown 1937 9,132,842 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1938 6,426,478 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1939 15,478,635 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1940 17,948,439 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1941 15,773,984 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1942 31,220,090 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1943 15,462,875 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1944 15,255,165 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1945 19,849,242 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1946 22,724,873 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1947 21,911,484 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1948 71,164,703 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1949 28,272,512 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1950 28,353,013 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1951 9,003,520 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1952 2 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1953 3,923,214 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Halfcrown 1954 11,614,953 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1955 23,628,726 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1956 33,934,909 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1957 34,200,563 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1958 15,745,688 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1959 9,028,844 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1960 19,929,191 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1961 25,887,897 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1962 23,998,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1963 17,572,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1964 4,576,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1965 8,124,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1966 14,811,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1967 21,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1970 (Proof only) 750,476 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
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Halfcrown 1937: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeHalfcrown George VI (Silver)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage9,132,842 (9.1 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1970
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size32.300 mm
Mass14.138 g
OCC IDZQRA-POBN-CJLK-OYJD
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Halfcrown 1937: Photos
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Proof Coin - Halfcrown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Proof Coin - Halfcrown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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George VI, Silver Half-crown, 1937
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George VI, Silver Half-crown, 1937
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Halfcrown 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs