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1950 Australian Silver Shilling
|First of only 2 years with revised obverse legend. With India
becoming an independent nation in 1947 the title "IND:IMP:", Emperor of India,
the title first bestowed upon Queen Victoria, was no longer valid.
To make up the gap left by this omission, F.D. was expanded to FIDEI DEF.
Collectors should consider acquiring most of the King George VI series in Choice Uncirculated or better coins, these are still affordable with the greatest possible upside.
The George VI obverse is very difficult to grade, the rounded features, lower relief and the large variation to the degree in which this design is struck all add up to quite a challenge.
When looking at the Thomas Paget obverse the points to look at are: