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Shilling - 1938 to 1952 - Price Guide

In 1938, the design changed for most denominations including the shilling. The U.S.A. mints at San Francisco came to the party, producing shillings between 1942 and 1944. These coins carry either the mintmark 'S'. In 1945, 1947 and 1949, no shilling was produced.

During World War II, the quality of striking for most coins deteriorated. There were a number of reasons for this. Less care was taken in the preparation of the dies, the dies were used in longer production runs before being replaced, and quality controls were relaxed as more pressing matters of war took precedence.

Until 1945, shillings were minted in .925 fine silver. From 1946 onwards, the silver content was reduced to .500 fine. For the years 1937 to 1948, the obverse legend was: GEORGIVS VI: D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP. This was changed to: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF. from 1950 to 1952.

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Variety G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1938 --$6.30$6.50$9.90$25.50
1939 --$6.30$7.60$21.70$53.20
1940 --$8.00$12.50$33.10$124
1941 --$6.30$6.30$9.10$18.60
1942 --$6.30$6.30$7.60$16.00
1942 - S --$6.30$6.30$6.50$11.00
1943 --$6.30$6.80$23.30$55.10
1943 - S --$6.30$6.30$6.50$9.90
1944 --$6.30$6.50$9.90$22.80
1944 - S --$6.30$6.30$7.60$9.90
1946 --$3.40$3.40$4.20$9.90
1946 - P --$6.50$11.00$26.60$89.30
1948 --$3.40$3.80$5.70$16.00
1950 --$3.40$3.80$5.30$12.90
1952 --$3.40$3.40$5.30$12.20
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1938 $61.60$87.20$118$165$241--
1939 $142$193$257$341$559--
1940 $319$475$726$906$1,250--
1941 $65.90$88.80$107$174$315--
1942 $44.60$75.00$105$195$242--
1942 - S $31.90$51.40$67.80$109$147--
1943 $121$141$199$308$567--
1943 - S $26.00$43.80$57.10$75.20$154--
1944 $61.60$74.80$112$182$342--
1944 - S $22.50$45.80$68.60$79.90$148--
1946 $25.50$54.20$74.40$86.40$150--
1946 - P $196$281$473$615$1,120--
1948 $42.50$60.80$90.30$129$239--
1950 $31.90$70.90$85.90$129$254--
1952 $27.60$52.10$78.60$100$159--

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