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

Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinTwo Pounds 1937 (Proof only)

Part of a set struck to commemorate the King's coronation on 12 May 1937. Plain edge proof only.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,501
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two 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 / Two 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
Two 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)
Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): References to Information Used
All (13) coins of type: Double Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
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Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeDouble Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintage5,501
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Mass15.976 g
OCC IDWLGV-BELD-CPQR-EMPX
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Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Photos
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Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
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Notes: Proof.
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Proof Coin - 2 Pounds, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Proof.
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Two Pounds 1937 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs