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George VI

1938 - 52

After the coronation of King George VI the obverse of the Half Penny series was changed to feature the uncrowned bust of His Majesty facing to the left with the legend GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP (George VI, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India). This first type was issued in 1938 and 1939. In 1939 the reverse was changed to feature Kruger Gray's iconic bounding Kangaroo design. This new type was utilised from 1939 until 1948 when India gained independence and the legend was altered to read 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).

Old Reverse1938 - 39Roo Reverse1939 - 48Type III1949 - 52
  MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66George VI1938 3,014,000151822255566831801,100George VI Old Reverse1939 4,382,40019224246100120130340840George VI Roo Reverse1939 782,00038901201401805801,2002,8003,100George VI1940 2,294,40016172537881102604803,700George VI1941 5,011,200161724296273100360770George VI1942 720,00036701101301503204203,0003,300George VI1942-Y 4,334,400151537429711033022,00024,000George VI1942-I 6,000,0002529314360621401,0007,600George VI1943 33,988,8061617232337455471230George VI1943-I 6,000,00025293133363751180580George VI1944 720,000194560732403201,1001,6001,800George VI1945 3,033,600152139671601703407301,400George VI1945-Y Incl. in above202454781201308401,2001,600George VI1946-Y 13,747,20016161626521102801,1001,500George VI1947-Y 9,292,8001717232835831701,1001,500George VI1948 4,608,00016161717437484110850George VI1948-Y 25,552,8001516273242443001,7001,900George VI1949-Y 22,310,4001516172629661605801,000George VI1950-Y 12,014,400161616174387120360770George VI1951 29,422,000161627481101402201,0001,400George VI1951-Y Incl. in above16161617295578160350George VI1951-PL 6,960,0001516162229324287110George VI1952-A 1,831,6801522313445110240540980  MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George VI1938 Proof100*8,0008,9009,90011,00012,00013,000George VI Roo Reverse1939 Proof1003,1003,4003,8004,1006,90011,000George VI1942-Y ProofUnknown14,00015,00017,00020,00022,00024,000George VI1942-I RestrikeUnknown      George VI1943-I RestrikeUnknown      George VI1945-Y Proof7      George VI1946-Y Proof13      George VI1947-Y Proof13      George VI1948-Y Proof18      George VI1949-Y Proof16      George VI1950-Y Proof153,3003,7004,0004,4004,8005,800George VI1951 Proof8      George VI1951-Y ProofIncl. in above      George VI1951-PL ProofUnknown4,3004,7005,2005,7006,3006,900George VI1952-A Proof16      Values 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.