1 Crown Australia (1788 - 1939) Silver George VI (1895-1952)

Metal:
Issue year(s):
1937-1938

Catalog reference:



1937, Australia, George VI. Large Silver Crown Coin.

Mint Date: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Material: Sterling Silver (.925) Weight: 28.32gm Diameter: 38mm

Obverse: Head of George VI left. Legend: GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP

Reverse: Large crown above date (1937). Engraver’s initials (KG) in right field. Legend: COMMONWEALTH OF : AUSTRALIA . ONE CROWN .

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947) and the last King of Ireland (until 1949).

As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth (who succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret.

At the death of his father in 1936, the future George VI’s brother ascended the throne as Edward VIII. However, less than a year later Edward expressed his desire to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. For political and religious reasons, the British Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, advised Edward that he could not marry Mrs. Simpson and remain king. So, Edward abdicated in order to marry. By reason of this abdication, unique in the history of the British Isles (previous abdications were forced by military or political pressures), George VI ascended the throne as the third monarch of the House of Windsor.

Within twenty-four hours of his accession the Irish parliament passed the External Relations Act, which essentially removed the power of the monarch in Ireland. Further events greatly altered the position of the monarchy during his reign: three years after his accession, his realms, except Ireland, were at war with Nazi Germany. In the next two years, war with Italy and the Empire of Japan followed. A major consequence of World War II was the decline of the British Empire, with the United States and the Soviet Union rising as pre-eminent world powers. With the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the foundation of the Republic of Ireland in 1949, King George’s reign saw the acceleration of the break-up of the British Empire and its transition into the Commonwealth of Nations.


type to read more

 

85  coins in the group
View all coins in the group
2 3 4

(1737 X 844pixels, file size: ~342K)
Posted by: anonymous  2021-11-10
1937, Australia, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. Cleaned XF! Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Condition: Improperly cleaned in the past (tooling, numerous scratches/hairlines), with minor remaining deposits, otherwise XF! Material: Sterling Silver ( ...

(1737 X 836pixels, file size: ~290K)
Posted by: anonymous  2020-12-23
1937, Australia, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. AU-UNC! Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Condition: Minimal deposits, otherwise a nice AU-UNC! Material: Sterling Silver (.925) Weight: 28.27gm Diameter: 38mm Obverse: Head of George VI left. Legend ...

(1537 X 747pixels, file size: ~229K)
Posted by: anonymous  2019-09-11
1937, Australia, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. XF! Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Condition: Lightly wiped in the past, minor digs and bag-marks, otherwise a nice XF! Material: Sterling Silver (.925) Weight: 28.20gm Diameter: 38mm Obverse: H ...

(1537 X 742pixels, file size: ~236K)
Posted by: anonymous  2019-05-28
1937, Australia, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. Scratched AU+ Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Condition: A few scratches (old silver-test cuts?), otheriwe a nice AU+ with great details! Material: Sterling Silver (.925) Weight: 28.25gm Diameter: ...

(1977 X 960pixels, file size: ~375K)
Posted by: anonymous  2019-02-08
1937, Australia, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. Scratched AU- Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Condition: Scratches in fields, otherwise a nice AU! Material: Sterling Silver (.925) Weight: 28.23gm Diameter: 38mm Obverse: Head of George VI left. Lege ...

(1537 X 733pixels, file size: ~205K)
Posted by: anonymous  2018-09-28
1937, Australia, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. AU! Mint Date: 1937 Reference: KM-37. Denomination: One Crown Condition: Scattered contact marks and few scratches, lightly wiped, otherwise a nice AU! Material: Sterling Silver (.925) Weight: 28.32gm Diameter: 38mm Obvers ...
Articles
King George VI   King George VI, who reigned from 1936 to 1952, had a significant impact on the British Empire during a period of great change and upheaval. Here are some key aspects of King George VI's impact on the British Empire:World War II: King George VI played a crucial role as a symbol of unity and resilience during World War II. He provided moral supp ...
ISLE OF MAN 1 Crown 1982 - FIFA World Cup - aUNC - 4236
Sold for: $6.0
ISLE OF MAN 1 Crown 1982 - FIFA World Cup - aUNC - 4236
ISLE OF MAN 1 Crown 1984 - Olympics Gymnastics - aUNC - 4212
Sold for: $3.0
ISLE OF MAN 1 Crown 1984 - Olympics Gymnastics - aUNC - 4212
ISLE OF MAN 1 Crown 1983 - Wright Flyer - aUNC - 4210
Sold for: $6.0
ISLE OF MAN 1 Crown 1983 - Wright Flyer - aUNC - 4210
You may be interested in following coins
1 Florin Australia (1939 - ) Silver George VI (1895-1952)
1 Florin Australia (1939 - ) Silver Geor ...
group has   18 coins / 9 prices
1 Sovereign Australia (1788 - 1939) Gold Victoria (1819 - 1901)
1 Sovereign Australia (1788 - 1939) Gold ...
group has   122 coins / 111 prices
1 Dollar Canada Silver George VI (1895-1952)
1 Dollar Canada Silver George VI (1895-1952)
group has   126 coins / 123 prices
2024-07-07 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Stater Ancient Greece (1100BC-330) Silver
Coin prices from public sources
Details
2024-07-07 - New coin is added to 20 Lev Kingdom of Romania (1881-1947) Brass/Nickel Carol II ...


    20 Lev Kingdom of Romania (1881-1947) Brass/Nickel Carol II ...
group has    6 coins / 5 prices



ROMANIA 20 Lei 1930 - Nickel-Brass - VF - 2236
You may be interested in ...
The rulers of the empires
Roman Empire (27BC-395)
Dynasty tree and coins
House of Romanov
Check yourself!
Coin Puzzle
Coin Puzzle
Coins Prices
Coins Prices