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King George VI (1937-1952) - Small Cents

In 1936, King Edward VIII took the throne, as he was the eldest son of King George V. However, he decided to marry an American divorcee (Wallis Simpson) and thus abdicated the throne to his younger brother George. The 1937 cent introduced the Latin abbreviation "ET IND:IMP:" to the obverse, indicating that King George VI was also the Emperor of India. This was included until 1947. King George VI died of cancer in 1952.