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

United Kingdom: Coin Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only)
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
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
EdgePlain
Edge 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 1 (included in total)
Rarity: R7 (Highest rarity possible, 3 or less examples known)
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): References to Information Used
Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage5,501
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)36
Mass (g)39.9403
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