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King George VI 1940 One Penny

King George VI 1940 One Penny

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Historical Significance: The King George VI One Penny coin, minted from 1937 to 1952, represents a key period in British history, spanning the pre-war, wartime, and early post-war years. This coin is an essential piece for collectors interested in British numismatics and 20th-century history.

Obverse Design: The obverse of the coin features a left-facing portrait of King George VI, designed by Thomas Humphrey Paget. The inscription around the portrait reads "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN


" until 1948, and "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF" thereafter, reflecting his titles as King and Emperor.


Reverse Design: The reverse, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon, showcases the classic seated Britannia holding a trident and shield, a symbol of British strength and maritime heritage. The words "ONE PENNY" and the year of minting are inscribed around Britannia.


  • Composition: Bronze (97% copper, 2.5% zinc, 0.5% tin)
  • Diameter: 30.81 mm
  • Weight: 9.4 grams
  • Edge: Plain

Collectible Value: This coin is a valuable addition to any collection due to its historical context and the changing inscriptions reflecting the geopolitical shifts during King George VI’s reign. Coins from specific years, especially those with lower mintages, are particularly sought after by collectors.

Condition: The condition of these coins varies, with well-preserved examples showing clear details of the designs and inscriptions. Coins in higher grades are more desirable and command higher prices in the collector's market.

Why Buy? Owning a King George VI One Penny coin offers a tangible connection to a pivotal era in British history. Whether you are a seasoned numismatist or a history enthusiast, this coin is a meaningful and historically rich addition to any collection.

Add this iconic King George VI One Penny coin to your collection today and preserve a piece of British heritage