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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
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint unknown No mint mark
Material0.917 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

Bare head of King Edward VIII left, below the neck truncation in small letters the designer's initials HP (for Thomas Humphrey Paget). Around, EDWARDVS VIII D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:

Obverse inscription EDWARDVS VIII 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

Edge Edge inscription

None

Notes

Not listed in Krause.

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