Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinFive Pounds 1937 (Proof only)

Struck to commemorate the coronation on 12 May 1937. Plain edge proof only.

Impaired and blemished proofs of the 1937 issue are common and trade at much lower than catalogue values. The value listed in catalogues are for blemish-free examples.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,501
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only) - 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
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only) - reverse photo

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
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause says: "Impaired and blemished proofs of the 1937 issue are common and trade at much lower values [than blemish-free examples]".

This coin is not listed in the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971.

Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Known varieties
Variety Matte proof
Mintage Issued: 1 (included in total). Rarity: R7 (Highest rarity possible, 3 or less examples known)
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): References to Information Used
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Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage5,501
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size36.000 mm
Mass39.940 g
OCC IDPNXY-DONZ-CRWG-OVRB
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