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Coin: Crown 1937
Description

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.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown
Year1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,800,100 (1.8 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 1,800,100 (1.8 million)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

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

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 inscriptionCOMMONWEALTH : OF : AUSTRALIA · ONE CROWN · 1937
EdgeMilled Edge 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
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 100 (included in main number)
Uniface proof unknown
Crown 1937: Photos
Crown 1937: Photo Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937
Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937
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Crown 1937: Photo Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937
Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937
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Crown 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 34
Davenport402
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesG1
Australian Coin ChartD1
Crown 1937: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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
Crown 1937: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1937(m) George VI Australian Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1937: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: 1937 Australian Silver Crown Australia 1937 crown - CoinFactsWiki
Museums Victoria: Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937
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