George VI and Britannia

Author: Lawrence Chard - Chairman and CEO

Published: 9 Nov 2018

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2022


Under George VI, Britannia was replaced on farthings and halfpennies, but remained on pennies with a slightly modified design...

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.


Britannia on the Reverse of a George VI Penny

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