One Twelfth of a Shilling - King George VI
Liberation Commemorative

    Year    J#    KM#   Mintage  Diameter   
    1945    28    19  1,200,000   30.80       
A commemorative issue which owes its existence to Mr. J. Wilfrid du Pre of the Societe Jersiaise. The coins were first minted in 1949 and commemorate the Liberation of the Island from the German Occupation of the 8th of May 1945. They were released into circulation on the 8th of May 1949. This issue was minted in 1949, 1950, and 1952.

When India became independent in 1947, the King gave up his title of Emperor of India (IND. IMP) and this title were removed from coins.

For a companion medallion, take a look at this Jersey liberation medal.

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