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

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

None were released to the public.

MintRoyal Mint 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

Not listed in Krause.

Five Pounds 1937 Edward VIII (not released): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeFive Pounds (Pre-decimal)
Issued1937
MonarchKing Edward VIII
EffigyKing Edward VIII by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value5 (x Pound)
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
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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)