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Type II

1951 - 52

The Kruger Gray reverse design continued into the second George VI type, however, after the independence of India in late 1947, IND IMP needed to be omitted from the obverse legend ; this did not occur until 1949. The obverse still features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left, however, the legend changed to GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF ('George VI, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith') and was used up until the end of George VI's reign in 1952. The series is relatively easy to complete, though only one or two mint rolls were sourced of each, making mint state examples scarce. Type set collectors would best aim for 1952 as the 1951 is often plagued by weaker strikes. Both years were struck at the Melbourne Mint.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coin
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS621951 10,068,00040495356881952 10,044,0002632353691Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR601951 ProofUnknown 1952 ProofUnknown Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. Mintage1951 SpecimenUnknown1952 SpecimenUnknownValues are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.