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UK coins of George VI (1936-1952)

 

 

1 crown - circulation coinage

 

UK 1 crown 1937

 

Face value: 1 crown (1/4 pound)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 38.61 mm.
Weight 28.28 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1937

Reverse: Crowned, quartered shield with supporters
Reverse legend: CROWN / year / FID DEF IND IMP

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#857

Price for coin in UNC condition - $30-35

 

 

 

1 crown (5 shillings) - commemorative coin "Festival of Britain"

 

UK 1 crown 1951

 

Face value: 1 crown (1/4 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 38.61 mm.
Weight 28.28 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1951

Reverse: St. George slaying the dragon
Reverse legend: 1951

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: FIVE SHILLINGS / GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D

Number in Krause catalog: KM#880

Price for coin in UNC condition - $10-12

 

 

 

1/2 crown - silver

 

UK 1/2 crown 1943

 

Face value: 1/2 crown (1/8 pound)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 32.3 mm.
Weight 14.14 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Reverse: Quartered shield flanked by crowned monograms
Reverse legend: HALF CROWN / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G G

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#856

Price for coin in UNC condition - $8-12

 

 

 

1/2 crown - copper-nickel, FID DEF IND IMP legend

 

UK 1/2 crown 1948

 

Face value: 1/2 crown (1/8 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 32.3 mm.
Weight 14.14 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1947, 1948

Reverse: Quartered shield flanked by crowned monograms
Reverse legend: HALF CROWN / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G G

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#866

Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

 

1/2 crown - coper-nickel, FID DEF legend

 

UK 1/2 crown 1949

 

Face value: 1/2 crown(1/8 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 32.3 mm.
Weight 14.14 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951

Reverse: Quartered shield flanked by crowned monograms
Reverse legend: HALF CROWN / year / FID DEF / G G

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#879

Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

 

Florin (2 shillings) - silver

 

UK 1 florin 1941

 

Face value: 2 shillings (1/10 pound)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 28.3 mm.
Weight 11.31 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Reverse: Crowned Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock
Reverse legend: TWO SHILLINGS / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G R

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#855

Price for coin in UNC condition - $5-8

 

 

 

Florin (2 shillings) - copper-nickel, FID DEF IND IMP legend

 

UK 1 florin 1948

 

Face value: 2 shillings (1/10 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 28.3 mm.
Weight 11.31 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1947, 1948

Reverse: Crowned Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock
Reverse legend: TWO SHILLINGS / year / FID DEF IND IMP / G R

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#865

Price for coin in XF condition - $2-3

 

 

 

Florin (2 shillings) - copper-nickel, FID DEF legend

 

UK 1 florin 1949

 

Face value: 2 shillings (1/10 pound)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 28.3 mm.
Weight 11.31 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951

Reverse: Crowned Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock
Reverse legend: TWO SHILLINGS / year / FID DEF / G R

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#878

Price for coin in XF condition - $1-2

 

 

 

Shilling - silver, English crest

 

UK 1 shilling 1938

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Weight 5.66 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Reverse: Lion atop crown dividing date
Reverse legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#853

Price for coin in UNC condition - $5-8

 

 

 

Shilling - silver, Scottish crest

 

UK 1 shilling 1946

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Weight 5.66 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Reverse: Lion seated atop crown holding sword and scepter divides date, shields flank
Reverse legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#854

Price for coin in UNC condition - $5-8

 

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, English crest, FID DEF IND IMP legend

 

UK 1 shilling 1948

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Weight 5.65 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1947, 1948

Reverse: Lion atop crown dividing date
Reverse legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP /  year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#863

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, Scottish crest, FID DEF IND IMP legend

 

UK 1 shilling 1948

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Weight 5.65 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1947, 1948

Reverse: Lion seated atop crown holding sword and scepter divides date, shields flank
Reverse legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF IND IMP /  year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#864

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, English crest, FID DEF legend

 

UK 1 shilling 1949

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Weight 5.65 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: Lion atop crown dividing date
Reverse legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF /  year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#876

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

 

Shilling - copper-nickel, Scottish crest, FID DEF legend

 

UK 1 shilling 1949

 

Face value: 1 shilling (1/20 pound, 1/5 crown)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Weight 5.65 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: Lion seated atop crown holding sword and scepter divides date, shields flank
Reverse legend: ONE SHILLING / FID DEF /  year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#877

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

 

6 pence - silver

 

UK 6 pence 1937

 

Face value: 6 pence (1/40 pound, 1/10 crown)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 19.5 mm.
Weight 2.83 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Reverse: Crowned monogram divides date
Reverse legend: SIX PENCE / FID DEF IND IMP / GRI / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#852

Price for coin in UNC condition - $3-4

 

 

 

6 pence - copper-nickel, FID DEF IND IMP legend

 

UK 6 pence 1948

 

Face value: 6 pence (1/40 pound, 1/10 crown)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 19.5 mm.
Weight 2.83 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1947, 1948

Reverse: Crowned monogram divides date
Reverse legend: SIX PENCE / FID DEF IND IMP /  GRI / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#862

Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

 

6 pence - FID DEF legend

 

UK 6 pence 1949

 

Face value: 6 pence (1/40 pound, 1/10 crown)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 19.5 mm.
Weight 2.83 g.
Edge: reeded

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: Crowned monogram divides date
Reverse legend: SIX PENCE / FID DEF /  GVIR / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#875

Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

 

3 pence - silver

 

UK 3 pence 1938

 

Face value: 3 pence (1/80 pound, 1/20 crown)
Composition: silver 0.500
Diameter 16.0 mm.
Weight 1.41 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944

Reverse: St. George shield on Tudor rose divides date
Reverse legend: THREE PENCE / FID DEF IND IMP / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX

Number in Krause catalog: KM#848

Price for coin in UNC condition - $2-3

 

 

 

3 pence - nickel-brass, F D IND IMP legend

 

UK 3 pence 1943

 

Face value: 3 pence (1/80 pound, 1/20 crown)
Composition: nickel-brass
Diameter 21.8 mm.
Weight 6.80 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948

Reverse: Thrift plant (allium porrum)
Reverse legend: THREE PENCE / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP

Number in Krause catalog: KM#849

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80

 

 

 

3 pence - FIDEI DEF legend

 

UK 3 pence 1952

 

Face value: 3 pence (1/80 pound, 1/20 crown)
Composition: nickel-brass
Diameter 21.8 mm.
Weight 6.80 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: Thrift plant (allium porrum)
Reverse legend: THREE PENCE / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF

Number in Krause catalog: KM#873

Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

 

Penny - F D IND IMP legend

 

UK 1 penny 1937

 

Face value: 1 penny (1/240 pound, 1/60 crown)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 31.0 mm.
Weight 9.40 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948

Reverse: Britannia seated right
Reverse legend: ONE PENNY / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP

Number in Krause catalog: KM#845

Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

 

Penny - FIDEI DEF legend

 

UK coin 1 penny 1949

 

Face value: 1 penny (1/240 pound, 1/60 crown)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 31.0 mm.
Weight 9.40 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: Britannia seated right
Reverse legend: ONE PENNY / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF

Number in Krause catalog: KM#869

Price for coin in XF condition - ~$1.00

 

 

 

Half penny - F D IND IMP legend

 

UK coin half penny 1944

 

Face value: 1/2 penny (1/480 pound, 1/120 crown)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 25.44 mm.
Weight 5.60 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948

Reverse: The Golden Hind
Reverse legend: HALF PENNY / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP

Number in Krause catalog: KM#844

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.50-1.00

 

 

 

Half penny - FIDEI DEF legend

 

UK coin half penny 1952

 

Face value: 1/2 penny (1/480 pound, 1/120 crown)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 25.44 mm.
Weight 5.60 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: The Golden Hind
Reverse legend: HALF PENNY / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF

Number in Krause catalog: KM#868

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.50-1.00

 

 

 

Farthing - F D IND IMP legend

 

UK coin half penny 1944

 

Face value: 1 farthing (1/960 pound, 1/240 crown)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 20.0 mm.
Weight 2.80 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948

Reverse: Wren left
Reverse legend: FARTING / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D IND IMP

Number in Krause catalog: KM#843

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.30-0.60

 

 

 

Farthing - FIDEI DEF legend

 

UK coin farthing 1950

 

Face value: 1 farthing (1/960 pound, 1/240 crown)
Composition: bronze
Diameter 20.0 mm.
Weight 2.80 g.
Edge: plain

Minted:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

Reverse: Wren left
Reverse legend: FARTING / year

Obverse: Head left
Obverse legend: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX F D FIDEI DEF

Number in Krause catalog: KM#867

Price for coin in XF condition - $0.40-0.80