United Kingdom, 1 shilling, 1949 (english)

This breaks the record for oldest coin from the sack, beating the previous record holder, a 1956 shilling, by seven years.

United Kingdom, 1 shilling, 1949 (KM #876)


As his daughter would do with shillings in the 1950s and 1960s, George VI issued English and Scottish reverses for shilling coins, but father’s designs were different than daughter’s. This design is a slight modification of KM #863, the main difference being the removal of the text “IND:IMP” to reflect India’s independence.

Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.71 g
Diameter 23.56 mm
Thickness 1.74 mm
Engravers T.H. Paget (obverse)
G. Krueger-Gray (reverse)
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

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