Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinFive Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released)

None were released to the public.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
Obverse

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.
Reverse

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 Inscription 1937
EdgeEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1937
MonarchKing Edward VIII
EffigyKing Edward VIII by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)36
Mass (g)39.9403
OCC IDDANM-QEPY-CGWY-OJYG
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Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4063 (Proof set)