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Offline gpimper

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Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« on: November 24, 2020, 01:04:43 AM »
This will be a smaller thread for me as I don't have very many but I'll start out with the newest first...1961 Elizabeth II Half Crown.  https://ukcoinco.com/product/1961-half-crown/  (sorry, wife is on travel so the cat is insufferable!)
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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 06:16:39 PM »
1948 George VI Half Crown.  Interesting reverse.
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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 09:59:39 PM »
Unfortunately my other Half Crowns are around the same date as the two I've posted and look the same.  I'll move on to a 1957 Elizabeth II Florin or Two Shillings.  Pretty coin!  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces885.html
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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2020, 12:32:12 AM »
I like that feline variety, Greg. :)

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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 08:15:41 PM »
1948 George VI Two Shillings.  The link I posted for Elizabeth II has a bunch of information on this coin as well.
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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 10:52:34 AM »
I have others that I have to find and take pictures of, but this is an old shilling I'd taken a picture of before. This one's ben around the block, but I like it just the same.

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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 09:43:36 PM »
1964 Elizabeth II  1/12 Shilling.  These were minted 1957-1964 with the first portrait, after 1964 she no longer has the crown (which is why I like this one so much).  Beautiful coin IMO.

 https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces8653.html
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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 11:09:08 PM »
That is a beautiful coin, Greg. I noticed on the Numista site that they only listed mintage figures for 1957 AND 1974. Were they only struck those two years or each year from 1957 THRU 1974?

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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2020, 12:22:07 AM »
1957-1964 had portrait 1 of Elizabeth II wearing her crown.  1965-1974 was portrait 2 with no crown.
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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2020, 03:50:12 PM »
The crowned portrait of the Queen was used on all issues of the 1/12 shilling in her reign - 5 in total, 2 "normal" and 3 commemorative (but circulating):

"1945" - it has the date 1945 and the Liberation text but was issued in 1954, hence the Queen's portrait and not that of her father.
1957 and 1964 - as mentioned above. Just these two years of the "normal" issue.
1960 - 300th anniversary of the Restoration of the monarchy.
1966 - 900th anniversary of the Norman Conquest.

In 1968-71 Jersey went over to decimal types of the same specification as the UK, and in the same order (5p, 10p in 1968, 50p in 1969, coppers in 1971). These carried the Machin portrait of the Queen, which was retained all the way through to the late 1990s.

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Re: Half Crowns and smaller denominations.
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2020, 02:54:45 AM »
You are correct.  I was looking at the wrong denomination!
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