King George VI history

King George VI

      (Albert Frederic Arthur George) born in December 1895 AD and  died on February 1952 AD. He was the second son of KG V. His elder brother Edward VIII, ascended the throne, after the death of his father KG V. But after few months, he abdicated the throne, to marry an American lady. No coins were issued in India during his short period of rule, except in a native state of INDIA. As a result, his younger brother KG VI ascended throne of UK. 

About British India coins during king George VI. 
1. Minting of coins with king George VI effigy commenced from 1938 AD and
    continued up to 1947 AD.
2. Due to out break of 2nd work was during his rule, cost of all metals used in
    coins such as  gold, silver and copper increased very much. Hence no gold
    coins were issued. Even the silver content of the coins were reduced to
    50% and further reduced to zero in 1947. Only Nickel was used, instead
    of silver similarly to save the copper, coins were issued with a hole
    (washer coins). 
3. Even minting of bronze  coins of 1/12 anna and 1/2  pice was stopped.
    Metallic cover was used from spent bullets and shells of 2nd world war
    to mint  some coins like 1/2 Anna, 1 Anna and 2 Annas. 
4. Coins of higher denominations were minted with security edge for the
    1st time. 
5. After a gap of 65 years ½ Anna denomination coin was re issued. 
6. During his period coins from 3rd mint Lahore was issued along with Calcutta
    and Bombay mints, due to fear of German invasion to Calcutta during 2nd
    world war. 
     
       In 1947 minting of coins with KG VI effigy was stopped, as India got its independence and thus the British INDIA coins came to an end. 

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