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Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4646

Summary:
Australia
Crown 1937
Proof strike
Mint: Melbourne

The mint records state that 105 proof 1937 crowns were manufactured.
Description:
A silver coin (38 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features the Imperial crown with the date 1937 below; around above, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA; around below, . ONE CROWN .
The artist's initials K.G are in small letters in the field at the bottom right of the crown.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.26 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king george vi coronation 1936, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1937 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.
Reverse Description: At centre the Imperial crown with the date 1937 below; around above, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA;
around below, . ONE CROWN . The artist's initials K.G are in small letters in the field at the bottom right of the crown.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1937 ONE CROWN
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London
References: Verheyen, T. Vincent. Henry George Williams; a pioneer in the commercialization of Australia's Predecimal proof coinage. Australasian Coin and Banknote Review (check) Vol 11 No. 11 Dec 2008.

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