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Coins from UNITED KINGDOM Bag of 77 1/- One Shilling Coins 1937 ? 1949 inclusive

£11.00

Coins from UNITED KINGDOM Bag of 77 1/- One Shilling Coins 1937 – 1949 inclusive

King George VI silver nickel and cupro nickel coins:

1937 x 1 1938 x 2 1939 x 5 1940 x 4 1941 x 3 1942 x 12 1943 x 3 1944 x 5 1945 x 6 1947 x 17 1948 x 6 1949 x 2

History:

The word shilling comes from schilling, an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times where it was deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere.

In 1920, along with other national coins, the silver content was reduced from 92.5% (sterling) to 50%, and in 1947 to pure cupro-nickel.

Weight each: 6.62 g

Diameter: 2.15 cm

Condition: all in differing states of circulation wear. Totally commensurate with age. Please see photographs.

SKU MA249 193 cb

 


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