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Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5001

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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.270 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: celebrations, horse racing, king george vi coronation 1936, royal coronations, un 5001, 1938, sportsu23 gmail.com, one crown commonwalth of australia
Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Leisure Collection, 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, 1937
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.

Comments

rosena goodin Posted on 27 Nov 2009 6:48 PM
just wondering what this cion is worth
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 10:17 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
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june phillips Posted on 04 Mar 2010 6:35 PM
wanted to now the value of the following coins are worth.
1966 50 cent coin round QE11
1950 1/2 crown NZ
1937 1/2 crown george V1
1937 1/2 crown Sth Africa George V1
1937 and 1938 Crown George V1 Comm Aust
1961 & 1962 Threepence QE11 aust
Discovery Centre Posted on 05 Mar 2010 11:55 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi June, as stated above, unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. Please see our Question of the Week information on obtaining valuations of coins. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
stephanie beale Posted on 30 Mar 2010 6:13 AM
what is a one crown 1937 coin worth in American dollars?
Discovery Centre Posted on 30 Mar 2010 10:49 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Stephanie, unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide you with a valuation. We suggest you consider contacting an independent numismatics company in your local area.
Laurie Simmonds Posted on 18 May 2010 1:23 AM
I would like to know how to tell "proof" coins apart from merely very good cond un-circulated ones. I also have a tin with 10 1954 florins,in as new cond and wondering the same thing. Thanks.
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 May 2010 3:30 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Laurie, there's an interesting article about the difference between "proof" and uncirculated coins at the following website: http://lynncoins.com/proofcoin_article.htm

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