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1937 Gold Proof Five Pound Quintuple Sovereign King George VI Coin NGC Graded PF 63 Ultra Cameo

1937 King George VI Gold Proof Five Pound Quintuple Sovereign Coin NGC Graded PF 63 Ultra Cameo Obverse

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Buy a 1937 Gold Proof Five Pound Quintuple Sovereign King George VI Coin NGC Graded PF 63 Ultra Cameo

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PF 63 Ultra Cameo graded 22-carat gold proof Quintuple Sovereign struck in the year of King George VI's coronation. This was the only gold Five Pound coin issued in George's time on the throne which encompassed the years of the Second World War. George's father, King George V, passed away in 1936 and was succeeded initially by his eldest son, Edward VIII. Edward abdicated later the same year leaving the throne to his younger brother. This 1937 coin features the definitive left-facing coin portrait of George VI, as used on all UK money issued during his reign. This is the work of Humphrey Paget OBE. The reverse shows the instantly-recognisable image of England's patron saint, St George, caught in the act of slaying a dragon from his position on horseback. The motif with the date below appears to great effect on this large 916.7 gold coin. Some 5,001 of these Quintuple Sovereigns were issued by the UK's Royal Mint in 1937 as part of commemorative proof sets, sold in George VI's coronation year. This example has been graded PF 63 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Company and comes sealed in its brown label clear holder. An important piece.
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Left-facing portrait of King George VI by Humphrey Paget. Legend reads: 'GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.'.


Rearing horse, carrying St George who is wearing a cloak and a classical helmet. The saint points his sword at a prone dragon. The date - 1937 - appears below. The initials 'B. P.' appear to the right of the year for the artist, Benedetto Pistrucci.


UK 22-carat gold coin, weighing 39.94 grams. Diameter: 36.02 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds. Proof finish.


One of just 5,000 Quintuple Sovereigns struck by The Royal Mint to mark the coronation year of King George VI, originally issued in collectable sets with 1937 full Sovereigns and other gold coins. This example graded PF 63 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Company, offered in clear holder with brown label.


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