1937 King George VI Fifteen Coin Silver Bronze Brass Coronation Specimen Proof Set
* Images are of the actual product not stock images
Coins in George VI 1937 Proof Set
- 1937 Silver Coronation Crown
- 1937 Silver Halfcrown
- 1937 Silver Florin
- 1937 Silver English Shilling
- 1937 Silver Scottish Shilling
- 1937 Silver Sixpence
- 1937 Silver Threepence
- 1937 Silver Maundy Fourpence
- 1937 Silver Maundy Threepence
- 1937 Silver Maundy Twopence
- 1937 Silver Maundy Penny
- 1937 Brass Threepence
- 1937 Bronze Farthing
- 1937 Bronze Penny
- 1937 Bronze Halfpenny
Fifteen coin set featuring eleven 50% silver coins and four base metal (brass and bronze) pieces. Each of these UK coins is struck specifications for the period with a fine proof or 'specimen' finish.
UNC - This set is in uncirculated condition with all the silver coins bright with the brass and bronze just starting to tone. The images provided are stock photos but provide a good representation of the set you will recieve.
What Coins Were Included In 1937 Proof Sets?
Specimen sets issued to mark the coronation of King George VI included eleven 50% silver coins including a special Coronation Crown, a Halfcrown, a Florin, an English Shilling, a Scottish Shilling, a Sixpence, and a Threepence, plus four royal Maundy coins (a Fourpence, a Threepence, a Twopence and a Penny). In addition to this, 1937 sets include a brass Threepence and three bronze coins: a Farthing, a Penny and a Halfpenny. Yes, that's three separate Threepences, all distinct in appearance.
Who was Humphrey Paget?
Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE (1893-1974) was a prolific English medal and coin designer, born into a family of artists. Paget is, perhaps, best remembered for his rendition of Francis Drake's Golden Hind: the sailing ship that appeared on the Halfpenny from 1937 until the coin was withdrawn in 1969. He designed the portrait of King Edward VIII that would have been used on British coinage, had he not abdicated in favour of his brother, King George VI. Paget designed George's portrait too and this was used on the King's coinage until his death in 1952.
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