The 1942 United Kingdom halfcrown obverse features the bare head of King George VI facing left, with the surrounding legend:
‘GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX’
The reverse shows a suspended shield with royal cypher to either side. Shield quadrants represent members of the United Kingdom: 3 lions for England, 1 lion for Scotland, and a harp for Northern Ireland.
This design is surrounded by a legend reading
‘FID:DEF IND:IMP’ above, with ‘HALF CROWN’ and the date below.