The coinage of George VI is very important. First they removed the silver from our coins, then India became independent and they had to change the legend on British coins and new designs were issued. The ‘new’ cupro-nickel coins of King George VI were only issued for two years 1947 and 1948 before the legend had to be changed. We offer the Florin, the scarcest denomination of 1948 in About Uncirculated. Please remember that this type coin was only issued for two years. These coins are not easy to find in such high grades.
In 1947 the Royal Mint removed all Silver from our coinage and it was now to be struck in cupro-nickel. The 1947 and the 1948 issues had the normal legend on the coins, but in 1947 India became independent and so that in 1949 changed that legend. The Florin of King George VI issued in cupronickel was struck in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951. There were no coins struck for circulation in 1952 because that was the year that the King died. The next Florin to be issued was in 1953 for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. We offer the complete King George VI cupronickel Florin Collection for only £12.50. They come in a snap-lock plastic bag, ready to be added to your collection, all coins are in Fine condition and you get one coin of every date 1947-1951.
1947 was the first time ever the Royal Mint struck circulation coins in cupro-nickel and not silver. The most difficult denomination was the Florin. This new coinage only lasted for two years, as India got its independence, they had to change the legend in 1949. The coin on offer here is in About Uncirculated condition, which for a cupronickel coin that is now over 70 years old is very high indeed. Supplies are limited and the Florin is the most difficult denomination.
1947 was the first time ever the Royal Mint struck circulation coins in cupro-nickel and not silver. The most difficult denomination was the Florin. This new coinage only lasted for two years, as India got its independence, they had to change the legend in 1949. The coin on offer here is in Uncirculated condition, which for a cupronickel coin that is now over 70 years old is very high indeed. Supplies are limited and the Florin is the most difficult denomination.
This was the highest denomination struck during the Second World War, the Halfcrown or two shillings and sixpence. The Monarch on the coin was our wartime King, George VI. He and his family stayed in London throughout the bombing. You have the bare head of the King on one side and a crowned coat of arms on the other side. They were struck in silver as the base metals were far more useful in the war effort. Each Silver Halfcrown is dated 1940 – exactly 80 years old and they are in Fine condition. They make great gifts for someone born in 1940 or a military collector.
Of course, 1944 is an important date for many reasons largely regarding the events of world war II. At that time our Monarch was King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. Our coinage was still being struck in Silver as this was less useful to the War Effort than cupronickel in producing munitions. The largest denomination struck in 1944 was the Half Crown, Two Shillings and Sixpence. The coins on offer are at the top end of the grading scale and are very nice examples - choice uncirculated. The coins have seen no wear, but of course over the past 74 years they will have toned a little, but then again haven’t we all? Nice coins that will please and delight you.
This Silver George VI Halfcrown was issued at the end of World War II in 1944. It was the largest silver coin issued at the time and it would be only two more years before they removed all silver from our coinage. You have the bust of King George VI on one side and arms with crowned ciphers on the other side. These Silver Halfcrowns are in Extremely Fine condition which is a high grade for this coin. Don’t miss out.
In 1946 for the last time ever the Royal Mint struck coins for everyday usage in Silver. Here we offer the Halfcrown. It has taken a little while but we have finally enough of these last ever silver coins to offer to our collectors. All coins are struck in 500 fine Silver by the Royal Mint and are the last silver coins ever to be struck for circulation. All 1946 coins are in selected circulated condition.
1937 saw a big change in the design of the halfpennies with the reverse depicting Britannia redesigned to display Sir Francis Drake’s ship “The Golden Hind”. As with the farthings, the titles in the legends were changed in 1949. Here we present the 1937-48 Halfpenny in Brilliant Uncirculated concition. Dates will be of our choice.