Cupro-Nickel coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London
George VI (1936-1952), English 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:.

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 lion standing left on crown, head facing, dividing the date 1949; around above, FID: DEF:; around below, ONE SHILLING

Edge Description


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