|GEORGE VI SILVER TWOPENCE
|George VI silver two pennies were not intended for
circulation, but were issued as a part of "maundy" money in
a four coin proof set, which was issued in 1937 to celebrate
Maundy money was used traditionally by the Monarch to
distribute to the poor people in a parish.
The maundy sets consisted of a silver four pence, a silver
threepence, a silver twopence and a silver penny.
Traditionally the number of poor people given these sets
during a maundy ceremony was equal to the same years as
the sovereign's life .
A matt finish proof silver penny was issued along with the
regular maundy silver penny for 1902 only.
1937-1946 .500 Silver, 0.9 grams, 13mm Diameter.
1 9 1947-1952 Silver, 0.9 grams, 13mm Diameter.
|George VI Silver Twopence