Two versions of the coin – English and Scottish
This is a complete set of the ENGLISH coins
Two variants of the ENGLISH and there are two variants of the Scottish version
The issues of George VI and Elizabeth II are unusual in that two different designs were issued each year (except 1952), an English and a Scottish version. They were not distributed solely in the relevant countries, but circulated equally alongside each other.
The English shilling of George VI has the lion standing left on a large crown, while on the Scottish shilling the lion is facing, holding a sword & sceptre flanked by St Andrews Cross and a thistle.
The English shilling of Elizabeth II has three ‘leopards’ facing left, in a shield, while the Scottish shilling has a rampant lion.