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Proof Coin - Shilling, George VI, Great Britain, 1949 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1663

Summary:
Cupro-Nickel coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London
George VI (1936-1952), Scottish reverse

A shilling is a 12 pence coin. British coins (and those of the Empire and Commonwealth dominions) included within the royal title "IND: IMP:" - Emperor (or Empress) of India. from the reign of Queen Victoria until late in the reign of King George VI. In 1947 India became independent and all coining dies had to be changed. It was 1949 before the title was removed from the UK coinage. This coin is a proof-of-record strike of the first issue without the title IND: IMP:.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.687 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1949 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below neck in small letters, HP (T. Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Reverse Description: Crowned Scottish lion facing, holding sword and sceptre, on crown dividing a shield bearing the cross of St. Andrew and a thistle, and the date, 1949; around above, FID: DEF:; around below, ONE SHILLING; in small letters divided by the lion, K G (G. Kruger Gray)
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: HM George VI, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4109 Pages

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