1/12 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1949
Commemorating the liberation from German occupation in 1945
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned bust of the King facing left; around, + GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF:
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
Coins of this type were struck between 1949 and 1952, and with the obverse of Elizabeth II in 1954 to commemorate the liberation of Jersey on 8 May 1945 from German occupation during World War II.
Donation from Mr John P. Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1994
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.46 g (Weight)
Pridmore 28 KM#19
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.