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George VI

1937 - 52

After the coronation of King George VI in late 1936 the obverse of the 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'). The reverse also changed to feature Kruger Gray's iconic bounding kangaroo design. This first type was issued between 1938 and 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'). This second type was issued from 1949 until the conclusion of George VI's reign in 1952.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coin
Type I1937 - 48Type II1949 - 52
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS621938 5,552,400     1939 6,240,000     1940 4,075,200     1940 K.G1,113,600     1941-Y 12,794,000     1941 K.GIncl. in above     1941 1,588,000     1942-Y 12,244,800     1942-I Sans I9,000,000     1942-I With I9,000,000     1943 11,112,000     1943-Y 33,086,400     1943-I 9,000,000     1944 2,112,000     1944-Y 27,830,800     1945-Y 15,172,800     1946 363,000     1947 6,864,000     1947-Y 4,490,400     1948 26,616,000     1948-Y 1,534,000     1949 27,064,800     1950 36,358,800     1950-Y 21,488,000     1951 21,240,000     1951-Y 12,888,000     1951-PL 18,000,000     1952 12,408,000     1952-A 45,514,000     Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR601937 Pattern10 Known 1937 Uniface in SilverUnique 1938 Proof100* 1939 ProofUnknown 1940 Proof K. G.5 1941 Proof K. G.7 1942-Y Proof11 1942-I RestrikeUnknown 1943-Y Proof12 1943-I RestrikeUnknown 1944-Y Proof12 1945 Pattern4 Known 1945-Y Proof11 1947-Y Proof19 1948-Y Proof16 1937 Uniface Pattern8 Known 1949 ProofUnknown 1950-Y Proof15 1951-Y Proof14 1951-PL ProofUnknown 1952 ProofUnknown 1952-A Proof15 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.