Part 7
Twelve Pence to a Shilling
King George VI

      Both Edward VII and George V were shown on the previous coins of Jersey in full coronation regalia, whereas the George VI coins uses only a crowned head.  Beneath the truncation, the initials of Percy Metcalfe, CVO, can be found.  For the 1937, 1946, and the 1947 coins, the reverse design was a continuation of the last King's coinage and the George Kruger-Gray's initials can be found there.  There were three types of coins issued during the reign of George VI, a half penny type and two different penny types.  After the war, Jersey's first commemorative coin, a one twelfth of a shilling, was released in memory of the liberation of the island. 

Things to note about this series:

King George VI Photograph

Jersey first commemorative coin was issued
during the reign of King George VI.

One Twentyfourth of a Shilling
1937, 1946, and 1947

One Twentyfourth of a Shilling
1937, 1946, and 1947

    Year    J#    KM#   Mintage  Diameter   
    1937    54    17     72,000   25.50         
    1946    55           72,000   25.50         
    1947    56           72,000   25.50          
      The order for the 1937 half pence started on November 3, 1937 and was completed on November 17, 1937 at a cost to the Royal Mint of £51/3/9.1

Things to note:

One Twelfth of a Shilling
1937, 1946, and 1947

One Twelfth of a Shilling
1937, 1946, and 1947

    Year    J#    KM#   Mintage  Diameter   
    1937    25    18    204,000   30.80          
    1946    26          204,000   30.80         
    1947    27          444,000   30.80         
      The order for the 1937 pence started on November 3, 1937 and was completed on November 17, 1937 at a cost to the Royal Mint of £199/6/10.1 

Things to note:

One Twelfth of a Shilling
1945 Liberation Commemorative

One Twelfth of a Shilling
1945 Liberation Commemorative

    Year    J#    KM#   Mintage  Diameter   
    1945    28    19  1,200,000   30.80         
      This commemorative issue owes its existence to Mr. J. Wilfrid du Pre of the Societe Jersiaise.  In 1949, the coins were first minted for the anniversary of the Liberation of the Island from the German Occupation on May 8, 1945.  Coins were also minted in 1950 and 1952. 

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

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

Things to note:

1947 half penny obverse

1947 half penny reverse

The 1947 One Twenty-Fourth of a Shilling







1937 penny obverse

The Obverse from a 1937 One Twelfth of a Shilling







1937 penny reverse

The Reverse from a 1937 One Twelfth of a Shilling

1.  MINT 12/5, Jersey coinage costs. 1926 February - 1937 November.  The Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK.

2.  Fred Pridmore, The Coins of The British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 1:  European Territories (London:  Robert Stockwell Ltd., 1960), p. 50.





During the war, coins were in short supply.
The States issued currency to fill the demand.
Depicted is a one shilling note.





The reverse of the one shilling note.


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