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1940 One Shilling

Post  PreservingThePast on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:11 pm

Would this coin have any silver content, ie, 40%, 50% or maybe more, or is it a cupro-nickel composition?

Thanks for you help. sunny

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Re: 1940 One Shilling

Post  Junk Woody on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:24 pm

.500 silver .0909 ASW

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Re: 1940 One Shilling

Post  PreservingThePast on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:50 pm

Junk Woody wrote:.500 silver .0909 ASW

Thanks for the quick reply.

Would this coin be worth more, then, for its numismatic value or the silver content? I'm a very conservative grader and I would say it to be in G to VG condition. Maybe better since I don't know what they grade it on.

Do you know the year these were no longer 50% silver?

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Re: 1940 One Shilling

Post  AGgressive Metal on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:07 pm

A 1940 British coin in G or VG would be considered junk silver the same as a 1950s quarter in the US. The last year for silver in British circulating coins like shillings, two shilling, etc was 1946. pirat

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Re: 1940 One Shilling

Post  uthminsta on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:46 pm

If you want to sell it, be sure to specify one further thing.
If the lion on the reverse is standing on a crown, with his tail up by his head, it's an English crest.
If he's "sitting" on the crown, holding a sword and a scepter, it's a Scottish crest.
Either one is relatively common, but still has that silver.
Hope that helps.

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Re: 1940 One Shilling

Post  AGgressive Metal on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:44 pm

I made a thread in the "obsolete; europe" section about these types of coins for everyone's future reference. Smile

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