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Proof Coin - Crown, George VI, Great Britain, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1621

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George VI (1936-1952)

Struck to commemorate the coronation on 12 May 1937
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.291 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1937 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below neck in small letters, HP (T. Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Reverse Description: Crowned flat topped shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) supported by lion and unicorn; below, incuse on ribbon, DIEU ET MON DROIT; below supporters and divided by the shield, KG (G. Kruger Gray); around above, FID: DEF: IND: IMP:; around below, CROWN : 1937 .
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM George VI, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4079 Pages

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