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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
 MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS651938 5,552,4001418203254691002201939 6,240,000192534451001202003901940 4,075,200261101601802005307007601940 K.G1,113,6001401803404305401,5003,3005,1001941-Y 12,794,0007,0009,70013,00018,00025,00035,00048,00066,0001941 K.GIncl. in above2255871001302904301,0001941 1,588,0002025303660731903901942-Y 12,244,80041516062721402705301942-I Sans I9,000,000831504506401,4002,4005,1008,4001942-I With I9,000,0001519212454691202101943 11,112,0001201501701701902103304401943-Y 33,086,4002022242553672203801943-I 9,000,0002126282972832005901944 2,112,000121517251702001,5006,7001944-Y 27,830,8002631333446761304201945-Y 15,172,800617683881001202305801946 363,0001302403605001,5002,1004,4004,5001947 6,864,000202529323859941501947-Y 4,490,400475660622002202603,1001948 26,616,0001.603.80814345377961948-Y 1,534,0007.2041851603003604408201949 27,064,80021272931333863711950 36,358,80018222530455462781950-Y 21,488,00026323845491503206901951 21,240,0001.303.206.7011313457641951-Y 12,888,00021273031791008601,3001951-PL 18,000,0001.1036.5011263548551952 12,408,00011141516242945871952-A 45,514,00014182021254263140 MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR651937 Pattern10 Known      1937 Uniface in SilverUnique      1938 Proof100*1,2001,7002,4003,5005,3008,0001939 ProofUnknown      1940 Proof K. G.5      1941 Proof K. G.71802503407008108901942-Y Proof11      1942-I RestrikeUnknown      1943-Y Proof12      1943-I RestrikeUnknown      1944-Y Proof124,6006,70010,00015,00031,00043,0001945 Pattern4 Known      1945-Y Proof11      1947-Y Proof195,9008,20011,00018,00028,00045,0001948-Y Proof163,3004,3006,0008,70013,00020,0001937 Uniface Pattern8 Known      1949 ProofUnknown      1950-Y Proof15      1951-Y Proof14      1951-PL ProofUnknown      1952 ProofUnknown1,6002,2003,3004,9009,50013,0001952-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.