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Coin type: Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver)
Description

Struck to commemorate the coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofCrown Sub-types
Face value5 (x Shilling)
Year produced1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; below neck in small letters, HP (T. Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX.

Obverse inscription

GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX

Reverse

Crowned flat topped shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) supported by lion and unicorn; below, incuse on ribbon, DIEU ET MON DROIT; below supporters and divided by the shield, artist's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray); around above, FID: DEF: IND: IMP:; around below, CROWN : 1937.

Reverse inscription

FID: DEF: IND: IMP: CROWN 1937

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver): Photos

Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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List of 1 coins of type: Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Crown 1937 445,101 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX