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Coin: Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only)
Description

Part of a set struck to commemorate the King's coronation on 12 May 1937. Plain edge proof only.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo 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) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
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

Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Matte proof 1 (included in main number), Rarity: R7 (Highest rarity possible, 3 or less examples known)
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photos
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 265
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 860
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4075
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): 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
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Matte proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Matte proof
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Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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List of all (13) coins of type: United Kingdom / Two Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) Two Pounds 1823 Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1825 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only)
Two Pounds 1887 Two Pounds 1893 Two Pounds 1902 Two Pounds 1911 (Proof only) Two Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released) Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only)
Two Pounds 1953 (not released)