Crown 1937, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Crown 1937, Coin from Australia
CoinCrown 1937

A silver coin (38 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.

The reverse features the Imperial crown with the date 1937 below; around above, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA; around below, . ONE CROWN . The artist's initials K.G are in small letters in the field at the bottom right of the crown.

MintMelbourne Mint Mintage1,800,100
Obverse
Australia / Crown 1937 - obverse photo

Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, the the monarch's legend in Latin GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. (George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the neck truncation in small letters are the artist's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Reverse
Australia / Crown 1937 - reverse photo

At centre the Imperial crown with the date 1937 below; around above, COMMONWEALTH : OF : AUSTRALIA; around below, the denomination · ONE CROWN · (being equal to five shillings). The artist's initials K·G (for [George] Kruger Gray) are in small letters in the field at the bottom right of the crown.

Reverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH : OF : AUSTRALIA · ONE CROWN · 1937
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 1,008,000 plus 100 proofs.

Renniks 1965 and The Australian Coin Chart 1965 list circulation mintage of 1,800,000.

Crown 1937: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 100 (included in total)
Variety Uniface proof
Mintage unknown
Crown 1937: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
The Standard Australian Coin Catalogue 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Proof mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Uniface proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Crown 1937: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Pound
Coin TypeCrown
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
Mintage1,800,100
CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000
Mass (g)28.2800
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