George VI Coin Pack
George VI ascended to the throne in December 1936 after his brother Edwards VIII abdicated and was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey in May 1937. George would reign throughout World War II (1939-1945) and acted as figurehead keeping up morale of his armies and people.
After World War II stared a system of rationing was introduced. Each family received a ration book of coupons, which were used with money to purchase a set amount of rationed goods per week. The goods included food clothing and petrol.
The general coinage og George VI remained very much unchanged throughout his reign. The silver twelve-sided nickel-brass Threpence coins were first issued concurrently until the small silver Threepence was phased out in 1942. In addition to the English 'lion' Shilling, a Scottish Shilling was issued depicting the Scottish lion. In 1947, as silver ws needed to repay the bullion lent by U.S.A. during the war, silver coins were replaced with coins made of the same type and weight from cupro-nickel.
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