GB #151-2 KGV Downey - 1911-1912 First King George V Issues

Known as the “Downey Heads” after the photographer of the King’s portrait, these King George V issues utilized an unusual ¾ profile. Issued on Coronation Day, June 22, 1911, complaints of the shading in the King’s face forced a re-engraving seven months later with lighter shading.

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