Great Britain 1937 crown

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Heritage sale 3020, part of lot 24090
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 24090 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $646.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria and later coppers, bronzes and silver: a mixed lot of pleasing type coins, mostly Victoria and very choice, also an Edward VII Penny 1902 with luster, and a George VI Crown 1937. Some gorgeous silver coins included here, so have a good look!" The crown fell out of favor after queen Victoria's death and was struck only occasionally. This one-year type honors the inauguration of the reign of George VI and no more were struck until 1951, when the issue was copper-nickel.

Recorded mintage: 419,000 plus 26,000 proofs.

Specification: 28.27 g, .500 fine silver, 38.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dav-112, KM 857.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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