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George VI 1936-1952

 Born December 14th 1895, George VI had never expected to be King and despite his dismay at having to take his beloved Brother's place he did so with great dignity and self sacrifice, shouldering the burdens and tasks of Kingship despite ill health, winning over the true admiration and love of the British people.

At the young age of 18 George VI served in WWI at Jutland, the most important Naval engagement since Trafalgar, and later became one of the first officers of the newly formed Royal Air Force.

 Having served his country with extreme bravery he was then unexpectedly called to the throne in 1936 on the abdication of his older Brother, Edward VIII.

Barely settled into the role of the new King of England, Europe was once again in the throes of war and King George found his people looking to the throne for support through this fearful and threatening time. Along with his beloved wife, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon and their children George VI did not disappoint, standing resolute and unperturbed in the face of danger. He epitomised the very virtues of this country.

The war took its toll on King George and he passed away on 6th February 1952.

Coinage struck for this monarch in 1937 included gold coins being the five pound, two pound, sovereign and half sovereign. Silver coinage was minted up until 1947, the half crown, florin, shilling and sixpence, when it was replaced by identical coins but now struck in cupro-nickel. Commemorative crown pieces issued were for the coronation and in celebration of the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The twelve sided nickel brass threepence and the bronze penny, halfpenny and farthing saw little change to design during the minting period.

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George VI Farthing coin George VI Penny
George VI Halfpenny
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George VI Farthing coin
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George VI Penny
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George VI Halfpenny

George VI, born Albert and known are Bertie by his family before his brother Edward VIII abdicated and was then known as King George VI and Emperor of India.

All coins are in fine to very fine condition and were struck mainly in the W.W.II. years of 1939 - 1945
George VI Farthing Coin

George was the second son of King George V and was not expected to become King at birth. His elder brother Edward VIII abdicated in 1936
George VI Penny

These coins were struck mainly in the W.W.II. years of 1939 - 1945. The obverse show a left facing George VI and the reverse shows a right facing Britannia with a
George VI Sixpence coin 1937-1946 1944 George VI Penny George VI English Shilling
1944 George VI Penny
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The last of the sixpences. Issued during George VI reign from 1937 until the last in 1946.
1944 George VI Penny

I am sure many of you saw the commemorations for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, very emotional and full of memories. We have accumulated a small quantity of George VI pennies dated 1944. A fitting way to remember this auspicious day and for very little money.

George VI shillings were issued between 1937 to 1952. A few were produced to proof standard which were put in the 1950 and 1951 proof sets.

George VI Scottish Shilling George VI florin The Monarch Penny collection
The Monarch Penny collection
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George VI shillings were issued between 1937 to 1952. A few were produced to proof standard which were put in the 1950 and 1951 proof sets.

These florins were issued between 1937 to 1952. All have the crowned rose design on the reverse. All coins are in  very fine condition.

The Great British Monarch Penny collection

For just £9 you can start building a collection of pennies which goes back over 1000 years before William the Conqueror. Six

Bag of 20 Great British Farthings George VI Silver Halfcrown 1939 -1945 1952 George VI Sixpence
1952 George VI Sixpence
Latest Price: £16.00

Bag of 20 Great British Farthings

20 farthings from George V to Elizabeth II contained in a drawstring bag. Mixed dates, ideal for youngsters and old collectors alike.

George VI Halfcrown 1937 -1946

George VI born Albert Fredrick Arthur George in 1895 was never expected to become King. After the abdication of his brother Edward VIII he became King George VI.

British Key Date Coinage

The wording key date is used when coins of particular types and years have a low mintage

W.W.II. Brass threepence set 1949 Brass Threepence George VI Silver Threepence 1943
W.W.II. Brass Threepence Set
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1949 George VI Brass Threepence
Latest Price: £18.00
W.W.II. Brass threepence

The brass threepence was first introduced in 1937 to coincide with the 1937 Coronation of George VI . It soon became a very popular coin and was minted continuously until 1967 when its life ended

British Key Date Coinage

The wording key date is used when coins of particular types and years have a low mintage

The Rare British 1943 Silver Threepence of George VI

At the height of World War II Britain was still producing it's coinage. However the war costs were spiralling out of all recognition and it was decided to withdraw the
1951 British Proof Crown George VI Brass Threepence in EF Condition Georgian Bag of Silver Threepenny Pieces
1951 British Proof Crown
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1951 British Proof Crown

The Festival of Britain in May 1951 was a national exhibition open in London. A century after the 'Great Exhibition in 1851. The main site was on the South Bank which
George VI Brass Threepence in EF Condition

The new 12 sided brass threepence issues in 1937 with the crowning of the King George Vi, with a view of taking over from the silver threepence of the same period
Georgian Bag of Silver Threepenny Pieces

Every year we include these coins in the Christmas catalogue and each year sales get better and better. "The Silver Joey" - no not an Australian kangaroo but the British
1944 George VI Silver Threepence George VI 1937 Silver Crown Modern Crown Collection 1951-1981
George VI 1937 Silver Crown
Latest Price: £52.00
George VI Silver Threepence 1944

Amazingly we have found a small quantity of these rare George VI silver threepenny pieces in the USA. Most times we only have one or two pieces in stock, so you can
George VI Silver Crown

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) Born on the 14 December 1895. With the latest release of the Film 'The Kings Speech'. King

The Modern British Crown Collection

This collection is spread over thirty years of Britain’s history and covers many famous events, it consists of eight British

1951 Festival of Britain Proof Set George VI 1937 British Proof Set
1950 British Proof Set
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1937 George VI British Proof Set
Latest Price: £540.00
British 1950 Proof Set

From halfcrown to farthing this nine coin set struck for the mid century celebrations is now becoming a scarce item. With its red outer box and black felt
1951 Festival of Britain Proof Set

This has become a very elusive set. Struck by the Royal Mint fifty years ago containing the five shilling crown down to the humble farthing.
1937 British Proof Set

2012, the 75th Anniversary of George VI's Coronation of 1937. This is a superb set, containing 15 coins all housed in a magnificent official Royal Mint
George VI Proof 1937 Coronation Half Sovereign George VI Proof 1937 Coronation Full Sovereign
George VI Proof 1937 Coronation Half Sovereign

Coins measures 19mm and weighs 3.99 Grms. 22ct Gold. In proof condition
George VI Proof 1937 Coronation Full Sovereign

Coins measures 22mm and weighs 7.98 Grms, 22ct Gold. In proof condition