What is the silver content of a 1940 british shilling?

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👉 What is the silver content of old british coins?

Prior to 1919/20, all British "silver" coins had 92.50% silver content. From 1919/20 to 1946, all British "silver" coins had 50% silver content. From 1947 onwards, all British "silver" coins had 0% silver content and were made from a copper nickel alloy. Due to the steep rise in the price of silver in 1919/20, the issue of standard .925 silver coins was discontinued and coins of .500 silver were minted. In 1947, silver was needed to repay the bullion lent by the USA during the war years, so silver coins were replaced with coins of the same weight and type made of cupro-nickel.

👉 What is the silver content of a 1923 british halfcrown?

All British Halfcrown coins issued from 1920 to 1946 inclusive have a silver content of 50%.

👉 What is the silver content of a 1936 british halfcrown?

The coin is 50% silver.

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From 1817 until 1919, all British silver coins had a fineness of .925; i.e. 92.5% silver or sterling silver. In 1920 the silver content was reduced to 50%. In 1947, what were silver coins, were subsequently made from a copper/nickel alloy - no silver at all. No circulating British coin has contained any silver since 1946.

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