1946 Shilling – George VI English


The 1946 Shilling - George VI English

The Reverse shows a crowned lion passant on top of a crown by George Kruger Gray.

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

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 16,381,501 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1946 ?
Monarch is King George VI. Prime Minister is Clement Attlee (Labour). US President is Harry S. Truman (D-Missouri).
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.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Shillings page on eBay UK

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GEORGE VI ENGLISH SILVER SHILLING 1937 TO 1951 CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
GEORGE VI ENGLISH SILVER SHILLING 1937 TO 1951 CHOICE OF YEAR / DATE
£ 3.99
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
1937 1951 ENGLISH Silver Shilling Coin George VI Grades Fine to Fair
1937 1951 ENGLISH Silver Shilling Coin George VI Grades Fine to Fair
£ 3.49
1946 George VI English Silver Shilling Superb example SNo59713
1946 George VI English Silver Shilling Superb example SNo59713
£ 7.95
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
£ 2.99
SUPERB 1946 Shilling George VI  English 50% silver #R92
SUPERB 1946 Shilling George VI English 50% silver #R92
£ 25.00
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
£ 7.95
1946 English George VI Silver Shilling Good detail example SNo54904
1946 English George VI Silver Shilling Good detail example SNo54904
£ 4.25

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