Information about legend: EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.

EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. (1937 - 1937)
LegendEDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Full textEDWARDVS VIII DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR
Translation

(from Latin) Edward the Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

United Kingdom / Penny 1937 Edward VIII

This legend was displayed on some pattern British coins in 1937, in preparation for coinage in the name of King Edward VIII. After his abdication though, none of these was released. Even on many specimens, the legend and effigy do not survive - on some examples, they have been machined off, leaving a uniface coin with the obverse entirely blank.

By long-standing tradition, the legends of ruling British monarchs are rendered in Latin. On coinage, these are abbreviated because of the limited space available. Below, you can find a list of the individual coins that had it on their obverse.

EDWARDVS VIII D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Penny 1937 Edward VIII

King Edward VIII legend on penny pattern

United Kingdom / Penny 1937 Edward VIII

The legend of King Edward VIII, in Latin, is seen here on a one penny pattern coin.

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Legend: Details
Year From1937
Year To1937
CountryUnited Kingdom
PersonKing Edward VIII of the United Kingdom
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