Silver One Shilling coin from the United Kingdom/ Re-Blog lottery for a chance to win 3 HSBI!
When sharing coins I have collected during my travels abroad I keep hearing that I don't share enough coins from England (mostly from those in England, go figure!) There is a simple reason for that, I honestly just don't have than many! I have collected silver bullion coins from the UK frequently but I think I've shared those some time back. I also enjoy picking up Six Pence coins because they are usually inexpensive to pick up because they are only fifty percent silver. But today I wanted to share a coin I did pick up on my last trip to the UK.
This isn't a real big or special coin, what caught my eye was the image on the reverse. It has a great lion wearing a crown on top of a crown! That was really why I bought it, just because it was great design.
This coin was minted in 1940 just as the UK had recently entered into World War II. There were Nazi planes dropping bombs in London, British planes were dropping bombs in Berlin. The whole of Europe was caught in the middle of a horrific war. the coin is a solemn reminder of a very rough patch in English and European history that is now long gone but not forgotten. Take a look:
About the coin:
Country: United Kingdom
Denomination: One Shilling
Mint: Royal Mint
Composition: 50% silver
Weight: 5.66 grams
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Obverse: King George VI with lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX HP Translation (George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains) from Numista
Reverse: Crowned lion atop crown with lettering: K G ·FID·DEF·IND·IMP· 19 38 ·ONE·SHILLING· Translation (Defender of the Faith Emperor of India) from Numista
I think this is the only Shilling coin I own, I have lots of Six Pence ones I've bought over the years though. Although it's only half silver it's got some great history and is in excellent condition. For stackers they aren't ideal since they're only half silver, but from a coin collectors stand point they are great. Usually not too expensive and you could easily build a complete set. I like it because it's a souvenir from a great trip that was a blast. If you haven't been to the UK it's a great place. I still need to make it to Scotland, I didn't have time last time around so at some point in the near future I hope to make it there too!
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And my disclaimer: Gold and silver stacking can be a fun hobby but isn't for everyone. You can lose money. I'm not a financial advisor and this isn't financial advice, please always do your own research before spending your hard earned money.
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