Great Britain 1946 half crown

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Great Britain 1946 half crown rev DC.jpg

This type was struck 1937-46 in substantial numbers and is common today. This type was the last silver half crown issued for circulation; the half crown of 1949-67 was copper-nickel. The reverse design was carried over unchanged from the George V half crown of 1927-36.

Recorded mintage: 22,725,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 14.14 g, .500 fine silver, .227 troy oz ASW, 32.3 mm diameter, designed by T. H. Paget and George Krueger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 856.


  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.

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