1937 Shilling – George VI Scottish


The 1937 Shilling - George VI Scottish

A silver shilling containing 50% actual silver. This is the Scottish shilling. The English and Scottish shillings were issued concurrently. SCBC 4083.

It was the first year of the George VI shillings. There is a proof version of this coin. 

The Reverse, by George Kruger Gray, shows the Scottish Lion on a crown, flanked by the shields containing the flag of St Andrew and a thistle, all emblems of Scotland.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 6,749,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1937 ?
The monarch was George VI, who had his Coronation on 12th May. UK Prime Minister was Stanley Balwin but after retiring was replaced with Neville Chamberlin. Frank Whittle tests the first jet engine. The 12-sided threepenny bit was introduced. The abdicated Edward VIII becomes the Duke of Winsor and marries Wallis Simpson. The Dandy comic is first published. JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
George VI (1936-1952)
George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death on 6 February 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. His parents were George V and Mary of Teck.

George VI married Elizabeth (known as the Queen Mother) and is the father of Queen Elizabeth II.
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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GEORGE VI SCOTTISH SILVER SHILLING 1937 TO 1951 CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
GEORGE VI SCOTTISH SILVER SHILLING 1937 TO 1951 CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 0.99
1937 Proof Scottish Shilling - George VI British Silver Coin - Very Nice
1937 Proof Scottish Shilling - George VI British Silver Coin - Very Nice
£ 15.00
1937 TO 1951 - GEORGE VI ENGLISH & SCOTTISH SILVER SHILLING - CHOICE OF YEAR
1937 TO 1951 - GEORGE VI ENGLISH & SCOTTISH SILVER SHILLING - CHOICE OF YEAR
£ 4.99
1939-1951 George VI English/Scottish One Shilling 1 Coins Choose Year
1939-1951 George VI English/Scottish One Shilling 1 Coins Choose Year
£ 3.75
George VI 1 Shilling English Scottish Silver Coins Choose your date 1937-1951
George VI 1 Shilling English Scottish Silver Coins Choose your date 1937-1951
£ 1.49
George VI 1 Shilling English Scottish Coins Choose your date from 1937-1951
George VI 1 Shilling English Scottish Coins Choose your date from 1937-1951
£ 4.99
1937 George VI Silver Scottish Reverse Shilling Coin High Grade
1937 George VI Silver Scottish Reverse Shilling Coin High Grade
£ 5.95
1937 to1946 King George VI One Shilling Sterling Silver Coins - Choose your year
1937 to1946 King George VI One Shilling Sterling Silver Coins - Choose your year
£ 4.99

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