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1 Shilling - Edward VIII Pattern

Features

Country Australia
King Edward VIII (1936)
Type Pattern
Year 1937
Value 1 Shilling (1/20)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Machined off, originally had the portrait of King Edward VIII

Reverse

Merino ram

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
*SHILLING·1937*

Designer: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom

Comments

The 1937 Shilling coin was a pattern which was never released. It was struck at the Royal Mint in London. The existing coins are all uniface. It is thought that - if they had the effigy and legend of Edward VIII - those were then machined off to leave the obverse blank.

According to The Australian Coin Chart 1966 "A few Pattern Shillings dated 1919 and 1937 have been reported and would realise over £500 at Auction". (Currently would probably fetch many thousands of dollars.)

According to the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971, "10 to 15 are known".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1937  15 Pattern

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