United Kingdom: Coin Type Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver) (issued 1937 - 1937)
Coin TypeCrown (Shield, 0.500 silver)

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

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 InscriptionGEORGIVS 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 InscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: CROWN 1937
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofCrown
From1937
To1937
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)39
Mass (g)28.2760
Crown (Shield, 0.500 silver): Photos
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Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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