Information about legend: GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:

GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP: (1938 - 1947)
LegendGEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Full textGEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR
Translation

Translated from Latin: George VI, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

The "BRITT OMN" part is sometimes translated as "of all the Britons" (people), similar to how earlier monarchs were styled kings "of the English"; however, this can only be said of a title like "BRIT REX" - King of the British - which implies "all the British".

In 1868, a book by C. W. Dilke popularised the phrase "Greater Britain" to mean Britain and all its colonies. This may have led to the proposal of the title "King of all Britains", in the last years of the 19th century, by the Earl of Rosebery. The Oxford English Dictionary provides two quotes:

1897 Earl of Rosebery in Daily News 5 July 4/5 : "`Regina Britanniarum' - the Queen of the Britains... She is sovereign, not of one or two, but of numberless Britains, all self-supporting."
1901 Westminster Gazette 11 Dec. 2/2: "Lord Rosebery has succeeded with his cry of "All the Britains", as the three letters "Omn" on the new coins are to testify... Our King henceforth is to be King of All the Britains."

This style may have been influenced by the Russian style of "Czar of all the Russias". It appeared on coins abbreviated as Britt. Omn.: the double T in Britt is a mark of plural, a common abbreviation on Roman coins.

GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP: - (30) Coins
CountryCoin NameMintageEffigy
British West Africa One Shilling 1938 57,806,287 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1938 12,114,473 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1938 16,056,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Two Shillings 1938 59,852,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1939 55,471,675 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1939 33,000,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Two Shillings 1939 12,000,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1940 40,311,060 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1940 17,829,069 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1940 11,496,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1941 5,032,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1942 42,000,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1942 1,600,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Two Shillings 1942 10,000,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1943 133,600,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1943 10,586,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1943 14,608,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1944 1,814,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1944 2,536,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1945 31,994,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1945 4,000,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1945 3,998,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1946 37,349,770 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1946 4,000,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1946 7,488,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Two Shillings 1946 16,042,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa One Shilling 1947 119,584,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Sixpence 1947 6,120,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Threepence 1947 21,248,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
British West Africa Two Shillings 1947 8,958,000 King George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
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Year From1938
Year To1947
PersonKing George VI of the United Kingdom
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