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Coin: Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released)

None were released to the public.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Pound) TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Year1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown RarityR6 (4 to 8 examples known)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchKing Edward VIII EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)36 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)39.9403

Head and neck of King Edward VIII facing left; below the truncation of the neck, the designer's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget). Around, the monarch's legend EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. (Edward the Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).

Obverse inscription EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.

St. George on horseback holding short sword and wearing a helmet, cape and boots, the horse rearing over dragon whose side is pierced by a broken lance, the haft of the lance is on the ground behind the horse; in exergue, the date 1937 and artist's initials B.P..

Reverse inscription1937
Edge Edge inscriptionNone

Not listed in Krause.

Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4063 (Proof set)
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (11) coins of type: United Kingdom / Five Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) Five Pounds 1826 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1831 (Pattern) Five Pounds 1839 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1887 Five Pounds 1893
Five Pounds 1902 Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released) Five Pounds 1937 (Proof only) Five Pounds 1953 (not released)