George VI, 1936-52

Key Events

1936 – George VI accedes to the throne upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII.

1938 – Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signs agreement with Hitler at Munich in an attempt to stop outbreak of war in Europe.

1939 – Outbreak of Second World War.

1940 – Retreating British troops evacuated from beaches of Dunkirk as Germans advance. Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister. Battle of Britain. Heavy aerial bombing raids on British cities.

1941 – USA enters War after Japanese surprise air raid on Pearl Harbour.

1942 – Decisive British victory over Germans at El Alamein.

1944 – D-Day landings in Normandy.

1945 – Defeat of Germany marks end of the War in Europe (8 May). Japan surrenders, after US drops atomic bombs (14 August). United Nations formed. Labour Government in Britain.

1951 – Festival of Britain.

1952 – George VI dies.

Coins

1937 Proof Crown

1937 Proof Halfcrown

1937 Proof Florin

1937 Proof English Shilling

1937 Proof Scottish Shilling

1937 Proof Sixpence

1937 Proof Threepence

1937 Crown

1937 Florin Reverse A (D of IND to a bead) fm

S. 4081 Bull 4076 ESC 956 Davies 2070

1937 Florin Reverse B (D of IND to a space) fm

S. 4081 Bull 4076 ESC 956 Davies 2071

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1937  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse

S. 4083 ESC 1452

1937 Penny

S. 4114 F217

1937 Penny

S. 4114 F217

1938 Halfcrown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4037 ESC 788 (S)

1938 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4079 ESC 958 (S)

1938  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse (to be sold) fm

S. 4082 Bull 4123 ESC 1454 (S)

1938  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse

S. 4082 Bull 4123 ESC 1454 (S)

Slabbed and graded CGS 78 (UNC)

1938  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse fm

S. 4083 Bull 4153 ESC 1455 (S)

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1938 Sixpence

1938 Penny

S. 4114

1939 Halfcrown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4039 ESC 789 (S)

1939 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4081 ESC 959

1939  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse fm

S. 4082 Bull 4126 ESC 1456 (S)

1939  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse fm

S. 4083 Bull 4156 ESC 1457 (S)

1940 Half Crown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4042 ESC 790

1940 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4084 ESC 960

1940  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse fm

S. 4082 Bull 4129 ESC 1458

1940  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse fm

S. 4083 Bull 4159 ESC 1459

1940 Brass Threepence

Peck 2376

Slabbed and graded LCGS 75 (UNC or near so)

1941 Halfcrown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4044 ESC 791

1941 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4086 ESC 961

1941 Shilling ‘English’ Reverse fm

S. 4082 Bull 4131 ESC 1460

1941 Shilling ‘Scottish’ Reverse fm

needs upgrading

S. 4083 Bull 4161 ESC 1461

1942 Half Crown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4046 ESC 792

1942 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4088 ESC 962

1942  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse fm

needs upgrading

S. 4082 Bull 4133 ESC 1462

1942  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse fm

needs upgrading

S. 4083 Bull 4164 ESC 1463

1943 Half Crown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4049 ESC 793

1943 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4091 ESC 963

1943  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse fm

S. 4082 Bull 4136 ESC1464

1943  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse

S. 4083 Bull 4167 ESC1465

Slabbed and graded LCGS 75 (UNC or practically so)

1943 Halfpenny

S. 4115

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

1944 Half Crown fm

S. 4080 Bull 4053 ESC 794

1944 Florin fm

S. 4081 Bull 4095 ESC 964

1944  Shilling  ‘English’ Reverse fm

S. 4082 Bull 4140 ESC 1466

1944  Shilling  ‘Scottish’ Reverse fm

S. 4083

1945 Halfpenny fm

S. 4115

1946_S_SH_02_02_2400

1946  Shilling ‘Scottish’ Reverse

S. 4083 Bull 4175 ESC 1471

1946  Shilling ‘Scottish’ Reverse

S. 4083 Bull 4175 ESC 1471

Slabbed and graded LCGS 75 (UNC or practically so)

1946 Farthing

S. 4116

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

1947 Penny dies 2+C

Freeman 235

Slabbed and graded LCGS 80 (Choice UNC)

1948 Penny

Slabbed and graded LCGS 78 (UNC)

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1951 Crown Proof From Set

1951_hc_pf_from_pf_set_01_2400

1951 Half Crown Proof From Set

1951_1d_pf_from_pf_set_03_2400

1951 Penny Proof From Set

1951_hp_pf_from_pf_set_01_2400

1951 Halfpenny Proof From Set

1951_spink_receipt_1200

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A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day

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