George VI and Britannia

Written by Lawrence Chard - Company Director and Expert Numismatist • Last updated 9 Nov 2018

Under George VI, Britannia was further restricted to the penny, but she was resculptured, got a wider shield, and the lighthouse made its re-appearance.

The ship made it onto the reverse design of the halfpenny, with a few waves, but Britannia ruled no more on this particular coin.

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Britannia on the Reverse of a George VI Penny

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