Proof 1/12 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1949
Liberation 1945 Commemorative
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, + GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF:; the artist's initials, PM, below neck

Reverse Description

Plain shield charged with three lions, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another); around above, ISLAND OF JERSEY; around below in two lines, ONE TWELFTH OF A SHILLING / LIBERATED 1945

Edge Description



The date on this coin records that of the Liberation of Jersey from German occupation, not the date the coin was struck. This commemorative type of coin was struck for circulation in 1949, 1950, 1952 and with the bust of Elizabeth II in 1954. The first commemoratives were isssued on 8 May 1949, the fourth anniversary of the Liberation. This example is a proof of Record piece struck in 1949.

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