George VI Shillings

Only three changes in this series:
1938 is a trickier date than its neighbours, in keeping with the principle of the "second date".  People tended to hoard the first issue of a new monarch or effigy, but not the second.  It is useful to compare the following date pairs with this in mind:
As they circulated so long, well into the 1980s, as decimal 5p, the cupronickel issues are surprisingly difficult to find in mint state.  Circulated examples abound, but top grade coins are worth waiting for, if you can find them.

Look out for the inverted die axis error variety of the 1943 English shilling - they are not illustrated here because the design is not changed, but they do exist and they are rare.

English Shillings


1937
1937 English Shilling
1938
1938 English Shilling
1939
1939 English Shilling
1940
1940 English Shilling
1941
1941 English Shilling
1942
1942 English Shilling
1943
1943 English Shilling
1944
1944 English Shilling
1945
1945 English Shilling
1946 1+A
1946 English Shilling 1+A
1946 1+B
1946 English Shilling 1+B
Diameter 24mm, weight 5.7g, alloy Ag 50% Cu 40% Ni 5% Zn 5%
1947
1947 English Shilling
1948
1948 English Shilling
1949
1949 English Shilling
1950
1950 English Shilling
1951
1951 English Shilling
Diameter 24mm, weight 5.7g, alloy Cu 75% Ni 25%



Scottish Shillings

Why is there a stop after the date on the 1937 and 1947 Scottish shillings? I don't know :)

1937
1937 Scottish Shilling
1938
1938 Scottish Shilling
1939
1939 Scottish Shilling
1940
1940 Scottish Shilling
1941
1941 Scottish Shilling
1942
1942 Scottish Shilling
1943
1943 Scottish Shilling
1944
1944 Scottish Shilling
1945
1945 Scottish Shilling
1946
1946 Scottish Shilling
Diameter 24mm, weight 5.7g, alloy Ag 50% Cu 40% Ni 5% Zn 5%
1947
1947 Scottish Shilling
1948
1948 Scottish Shilling
1949
1949 Scottish Shilling
1950
1950 Scottish Shilling
1951
1951 Scottish Shilling
Diameter 24mm, weight 5.7g, alloy Cu 75% Ni 25%


1937

1937E 1937E
1937S 1937S

1938

1938E 1938E
1938S 1938S

1939

1939E 1939E
1939S 1939S

1940

1940E 1940E
1940S 1940S

1941

1941E 1941E
1941S 1941S

1942

1942E 1942E
1942S 1942S

1943

1943E 1943E
1943S 1943S

1944

1944E 1944E
1944S 1944S

1945

1945E 1945E
1945S 1945S

1946

Reverse A

Narrow rim
I of IND points between beads
I of SHILL points between beads

1946E 1+A






1946E 1+A
Reverse B

Wider rim
I of IND points at a bead
I of SHILL points at a bead

1946E 1+B






1946E 1+B
1946S 1946S

1947

1947E 1947E
1947S 1947S

1948

1948E 1948E
1948S 1948S

1949

1949E 1949E
1949S 1949S

1950

1950E 1950E
1950S 1950S

1951

1951E 1951E
1951S 1951S