1 Crown - George VI Coronation

1 Crown - George VI (Coronation) -  obverse1 Crown - George VI (Coronation) -  reverse

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Issuer Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1937-1938
Value 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.27 g
Diameter 38.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 12503
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 34,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 28
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Coronation of King George VI


Portrait of King George IV facing left

Script: Latin


Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

Designer: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.


Queen Victoria’s Diamond Crown above date and value

Script: Latin


Designer: George Kruger Gray

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



1 Crown - George VI (Coronation) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)


Originally issued in 1937 to mark the coronation of King George VI. It's commemorative appeal was lost when it was issued again in 1938. The 1938 coins fetch a much higher price due to a much smaller mintage in that year. The coins contain 0.841 oz ASW

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  1 008 000 $ 39 $ 28 $ 28 $ 31 $ 35 $ 33 96% Circulation
1937  100 0.6% Proof
1938  101 600 $ 56 $ 124 $ 129 12% Circulation
1938  250 0.5% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - George VI (Coronation)
V.L. Nummus
Lot 736
Internet Archive
Apr 10, 2021 1938 – Circulation AU
(AU 58)
USD 178.51
(EUR 159.00)
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - George VI (Coronation)
Noble Numismatics
Auction 111
Lot 812
Internet Archive
Apr 5, 2016 1938 – Circulation VF USD 106.19
(AUD 150.00)
(incl. buyer's premium)

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