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Great Britain 1940 "½ Penny - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

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Description & Details

Summary

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Years 1937-1948
  • Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 LSD)
  • Demonetized 01-08-1969
  • References KM# 844

Great Britain 1940 "½ Penny - George VI with 'IND:IMP' Description

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI facing left, legend around.

Lettering: 
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP:
HP

Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget 

Reverse

Three-masted ship (Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind) sailing left, denomination above, date below

Lettering: 
HALF PENNY
HP
1940

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget 

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 80 to the pound avoirdupois (1/5 ounce or 87½ grains).

Details

OPC PYFJVC
Brand
Great Britain

Detailed Product Information

MaterialBronze
ColourBronze
Width26mm
Length26mm
Height1.3mm
Weight5.67g
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