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George VI

1938 - 52

After the coronation of HM King George VI in 1937 the obverseof the Sixpence 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 legend remained in use until 1948 when India gained independence and the legend was changed 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 between 1950 and the end of George VIs reign in 1952.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coin
Type I1938 - 48Type II1950 - 52
 MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS661938 2,864,0002632404554591202801,0001939 1,600,000334049661702807401,6002,0001940 1,600,00025314348742603202,3004,0001941 2,912,00019232732811705606501,1001942 8,968,0009.9021344983993106204,9001942-S 4,000,0002227394653641507002,9001942-D 12,000,0001619212552811304306601943-S 4,000,000182224461201404901,2001,4001943-D 8,000,000151820344044711604201944-S 4,000,000232830323963993001,1001945 10,096,0003138424350621101801,5001946 10,024,0009.6011123749631402605,7001948 1,584,000232831516779873201,0001950 10,272,0002328313339851303106901951 13,760,000162021234555682806701951-PL 20,024,000172123243043951704,0001952 2,112,000526571781903701,2003,8004,200 MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR651938 Proof100*1,4001,8002,4003,1005,6006,3001939 ProofUnknown      1945 ProofUnknown      1946 ProofUnknown      1950 ProofUnknown      1951-PL ProofUnknown      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.