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Coin: Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only)
Description

Struck to commemorate the coronation on 12 May 1937.

Impaired and blemished proofs of the 1937 issue are common and trade at much lower than catalogue values. The value listed in catalogues are for blemish-free examples.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Pound) TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage5,501 (5501)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 5,501 (5501)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)36 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)39.9403
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1937.

Reverse inscription

1937

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause says: "Impaired and blemished proofs of the 1937 issue are common and trade at much lower values [than blemish-free examples]".

This coin is not listed in the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971.

Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Matte proof 1 (included in main number)
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photos
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1937 5 pounds
Great Britain 1937 5 pounds
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Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 264
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 861
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4074
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mint
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom 1971 Mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Matte proof
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Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937 Great Britain 1937 5 pounds - CoinFactsWiki
List of all (11) coins of type: United Kingdom / Five Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) Five Pounds 1826 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1831 (Pattern) Five Pounds 1839 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1887 Five Pounds 1893
Five Pounds 1902 Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released) Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1953 (not released)