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Coin: Crown 1937
Description

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

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Shield, 0.500 silver)
Year1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage445,101 (445101)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 445,101 (445101)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
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 1937: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 26,402 (included in main number)
VIP Proof, accentuated device cameo unknown (included in main number)
Matte Proof unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Crown 1937: Photos
Crown 1937: Photo Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Crown 1937: Photo Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Crown 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 857
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4078, 4079 (VIP Proof and Matte Proof)
Davenport112
Crown 1937: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Regular and proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties VIP Proof and Matte Proof
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Crown 1937: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1937 George VI British Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com 1937 Matte Proof George VI British Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com
1937 VIP Proof George VI British Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1937: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937 Great Britain 1937 crown - CoinFactsWiki
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