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Coin: Two Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released)
Description

None were released to the public.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown RarityR6 (4 to 8 examples known)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing Edward VIII EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.9761
Obverse

Head and neck of King Edward VIII facing left; below the truncation of the neck, the designer's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget). Around, the monarch's legend EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. (Edward the Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).

Obverse inscription EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Reverse

St. George on horseback holding short sword and wearing a helmet, cape and boots, the horse rearing over dragon whose side is pierced by a broken lance, the haft of the lance is on the ground behind the horse; in exergue, the date 1937 and artist's initials B.P..

Reverse inscription1937
Edge Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Not listed in Krause.

Two Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4063 (Proof set)
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