Set of 40 Gem Uncirculated King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Pre-Decimal Coins

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512-302
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This high grade set includes ten choice brilliant uncirculated examples of each of four different United Kingdom pre-decimal coins, for a total of 40 brilliant uncirculated coins. These include the King George VI 1951 farthing and 1952 half penny, and the Queen Elizabeth 1967 half penny and 1967 penny coins. All 40 coins come presented in professional coin holders.

For centuries Great Britain used a complicated monetary system comprised of multiple denominations of farthings, pence, shillings and pounds. While Canada abandoned this system in favour of a much simpler decimal currency system in 1858, the United Kingdom did not adopt this change until 1968. Although many collectors hoarded the first issue of new pence coinage, very few people saved the last of the old currency in original brilliant uncirculated condition. This forty piece collection includes premium choice brilliant uncirculated examples of the pre-decimal last penny and half penny coins struck in 1967, plus scarce choice uncirculated examples of the King George VI farthing issued in 1951 and half penny issued in 1952.

Age (2013): 1951 and 1952 coins - 61 and 62 years old; 1967 Coins - 46 years old

1951 Farthing:
Front Design: Wren facing right, with the word "farthing" below and the date above.

1952 Half Penny:
Front Design: The Golden Hind (an English galleon best known for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake), with the words "HALF PENNY" above and the year "1952" below.

Back Design: A portrait of King George VI; with the words GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX: F: D: IND: IMP: (George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India)

1967 Half Penny:
Front Design: The Golden Hind (an English galleon best known for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake).

1967 Penny:
Front Design: A seated Britannia with helmet, trident and shield, a lighthouse in the background. The words "One Penny" above and the date below.

Back Design: Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II.

Includes:
• Set of 40 Gem Uncirculated King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Pre-Decimal Coins

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