The ram design continued into this type, however, after the independence of India in late 1947 IND IMP needed to be omitted
from the obverselegend; this did not occur until 1949. The
obverse still features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left, however, the
legend changed to GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF ('George VI, by the grace of
god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith') and was used up until the end of George VI's reign in 1952.The series
is relatively easy to complete with both dates being readily available in mint state, though the
1950 is much scarcer. Type set collectors would best aim for 1952 which is almost always well struck up and is usually paired
with good surfaces.All years were struck at the Melbourne Mint.
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