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1 Crown - George VI Coronation

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1937
Value 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 2.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 857,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 4078/9
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Commemorative issue

Coronation of King George VI, 1937

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI left, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX

Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains

Engraver: 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.

Reverse

Crowned quartered shield of arms with supporters, legend above, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
FID:DEF: :IND:IMP
DIEU ET MON DROIT
CROWN:1937·

Translation:
Defender of the Faith Emperor of India
God and my right

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 10/11 troy ounce (436.4 grains).

This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.

Varieties:
Sp#4078 (1937) Coronation commemorative crown, regular strike;
Sp#4079 (1937) Similar, Proof FDC;
Sp#4079 (1937) Similar, Frosted VIP Proof;

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  418,600 17.71 24.06 31.32 29.92 97% Sp#4078
1937  26,400 80.34 5% Sp#4079; Proof

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