George VI Halfpennies

Uniquely, this series uses a slightly different reverse for every year except 1950 and 1951.  The differences are very tiny though, and only the 1940 can be said to have genuine varieties, as three reverses are to be found with this date.

I won't detail the differences between the reverses, except for 1940.  Full details can be found in Freeman.

1937
1937
1938
1938
1939
1939
1940 1+D
1940 1+D
1940 1+E
1940 1+E
1940 1+F
1940 1+F
1941
1941
1942
1942
1943
1943
1944
1944
1945
1945
1946
1946
1947
1947
1948
1948
1949
1949
1950
1950
1951
1951
1952
1952
Diam: 25mm, Wt: 5.7g, Alloy: Cu:95.5%, Sn:3%, Zn:1.5%


1937

Reverse A

1937 1937

1938

Reverse B

1938 1938

1939

Reverse C

1939 1939

1940

1940 1+D Reverse D

  • L of HALF to the right of a tooth
  • Left leg of 1st N of PENNY between teeth
  • Left leg of 2nd N of PENNY between teeth
  • P of PENNY between teeth
  • A of HALF between teeth
Scarcest
1940 1+D
1940 1+E Reverse E

  • L of HALF between teeth
  • Left leg of 1st N of PENNY between teeth
  • Left leg of 2nd N of PENNY to the left of a tooth
  • P of PENNY at a tooth
  • A of HALF to the left of a tooth
1940 1+E
1940 1+F Reverse F

  • L of HALF at a tooth
  • Left leg of 1st N of PENNY at a tooth
  • Both legs of 2nd N of PENNY to the right of teeth
  • P of PENNY between teeth
  • A of HALF to the right of a tooth
Commonest
1940 1+F

1941

Reverse G

1941 1941

1942

Reverse H

1942 1942

1943

Reverse I

1943 1943

1944

Reverse J

1944 1944

1945

Reverse K

1945 1945

1946

Reverse L

1946 1946

1947

Reverse M

1947 1947

1948

Reverse N

1948 1948

1949

In common with all George VI denominations, and as a result of Indian independence, IND:IMP is omitted from 1949 onwards.  Sometimes this required a design change, but on the Halfpenny, only the obverse inscription was altered.

Reverse O

1949 1949

1950

Reverse O

1950 1950

1951

Reverse O

1951 1951

1952

Reverse P

1952 1952